Probably everyone in life has ever heard or even seen such a phenomenon as a solar eclipse. And did you ask yourself the question, where does it come from, what are the reasons for its occurrence, in general, what is this phenomenon of nature?
We all know the only living planet is Earth which like any other planet revolves around the Sun. And like any other planet, it also has its own satellite which is the Moon. The relationship between the Sun, Earth and Moon yields into the two phenomenons of nature, Solar eclipse and Lunar eclipse. Before we proceed any further, you should understand that what is eclipse? An eclipse is the shadowing of any celestial body due to any other celestial body. It is a temporary obscuration which occurs due to constant movement of astronomical bodies.
Let’s talk about Lunar Eclipse. Lunar eclipse occurs when the moon enters the cone of the shadow cast by the earth. The diameter of the Earth’s shadow spot at a distance of 363,000 km (the minimum distance of the Moon from the Earth) is about 2.5 times the diameter of the Moon, so the Moon can be shaded entirely. And for the solar eclipse, during new moon, the moon casts its shadow on sun by coming in between the Sun and the Earth.
When the shadow of the Earth falls on the moon, and it disappears from the horizon. The Earth rotates around the Sun, and the Moon revolves around the Earth. Both these processes occur simultaneously. If for a few minutes the Moon, the Earth and the Sun are on the same line, the eclipse begins. A total solar eclipse is a very rare and dramatic event. During a total solar eclipse, one gets the impression that some huge monster loses the Sun after the piece. When the Sun disappears, the sky becomes dark and the stars are visible in the sky.
The main difference between the solar and lunar eclipses is that the first is considered more external, affecting events that occur around a person. Consequently, lunar eclipses are considered more internal, having a connection with the emotional side of a person (life problems, reflections, and so on).
In some cases, internal reflections lead to new events that have a direct connection to the external part. Reasoning at the psychological level, one can come to a logical conclusion: events that are not caused by a person consciously will be brought along with the appearance of solar eclipses, and the conscious events that have been born through our feelings and thoughts will be associated with lunar eclipses.
What total eclipse is longer and why?
The brightness of the moon can be of different levels (at the beginning of the eclipse). In some cases, the moon disc is not visible at all, and sometimes, on the contrary, it may seem that there was no eclipse at all – such a bright moon can be.
A solar eclipse can be seen only in the new moon , when the lunar disk can not be seen from the Earth because of its location in the solar system. This creates the illusion that during the eclipse the solar disk closes something else that can not be connected with the Moon in any way.
The shadow scattered by the moon on the surface of the globe, has a conical shape. Its tip is located a little further from the Earth, which leads to the formation of a black spot when a shadow hits the earth’s surface.