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Eclipse solar

The reason the total phases of solar eclipses vary in time is because Earth is not always at the same distance from the Sun, and the oon is not always the same distance from Earth. The Earth-Sun distance varies by 3 percent and the Moon-Earth distance by 12 percent. The result is that the Moon’s apparent diameter can range from 10 percent smaller to 7 percent larger than the Sun’s.

Total eclipses are the shortest: Totality, which is the point when the sun is completely blacked out, only lasts between 10 seconds and seven and a half minutes. During this time, some stars and planets become visible and the air temperature drops.

The beautiful symmetry of a total solar eclipse is because the sun is 400 times larger than the Moon, but it is also 400 times farther from Earth, so the two bodies appear exactly the same size in the sky . Everything is coldly calculated.

Earth is the only place in the solar system where total solar eclipses are seen.