Total Eclipse vs. Annular Eclipse
But due to the Moon's Elliptical Orbit, two types
of Solar Eclipses can be observed:
- The Sun is roughly 400 times the diameter of the Moon but it is
also 400 times further away from the Moon than we are.
- So from the surface of the Earth the apparent sizes of the Sun and Moon
are very nearly the same,
- Annular Eclipse
- Total Eclipse
- Annular Eclipses
- When the Moon is further away from the Earth.
- Total Eclipses
- When the Moon is closer to the Earth.
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