October 29, 2012
The Solar Eclipse
The solar eclipse occurs when the position of the moon is between the Earth and the Sun that cover part or all of the sunlight. Although the moon is smaller, the shadow of the Moon can protect the light of the sun completely because of the moon within an average distance of 384,400 miles from Earth, closer than the Sun that have an average distance of 149,680,000 miles.
Solar Eclipse can be divided into three types:
1. Total Solar Eclipse
A solar eclipse is said to be a total eclipse when the peak of the eclipse, the Sun disc covered entirely by a disk of the Moon. At that time, the Moon disc as large or larger than the disk of the Sun. The sun disc and disc size moon itself varies depending on each distance Earth-Moon and Earth-Sun.
2. Partial solar eclipse
Partial eclipse occurs when the moon disc (at peak eclipse) only cover part of the sun disc. In this eclipse, there is always a part of the solar disk that is not covered by a disk of the Moon.
3. Solar Eclipse ring
Ring eclipse occurs when the moon disc (the peak of the eclipse) only cover part of the disk of the Sun. This type of eclipse occurs when the moon is smaller dish size of the sun disc. So when the moon is in front of the dish dish the Sun, not the entire solar disk will be covered by a disk of the Moon. Part sun disc that is not covered by a disk of the Moon, the Moon is in the disc around and looks like a glowing ring.
The solar eclipse can not last more than 7 minutes and 40 seconds. When a solar eclipse, people are prohibited from looking towards the Sun with the naked eye as this can permanently damage the eyes and cause blindness.