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Total Solar Eclipse

December 14, 2020 @ 13:33 - 18:53

When:
When the Moon is exactly between the Earth and Sun
Where:
Where Moon and Sun are visible from the Earth surface
First occurrence:
Before humans
When the Moon is between the Sun and the Earth,
we see a Solar Eclipse.

A lot of eclipses are sloppy and merely give Partial Solar Eclipses.
There are three types of eclipses where the Moon gets
exactly between the Earth and the Sun.

As the orbit of the Moon around the Earth is not a perfect circle,
but more like an ellipse,  this means that sometimes
the Moon cannot block out the Sun completely from our perspective.

When the Earth and Moon are a little closer to the Sun
we get an Annular Solar Eclipse where we still see
the edges of the Sun.

When the Moon blocks out the Sun completely,
we get a Total Solar Eclipse and we only see a little light
peeking from behind the Moon.

In a rare case  the Moon almost blocks out the Sun completely. This results in the Hybrid Solar Eclipse where some parts of
the Earth see a Total Eclipse and some parts of the Earth
see the Annular type.
Don’t look at an eclipse without eye protection.
Eclipse glasses are safe and affordable.
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Details

Date:
December 14, 2020
Time:
13:33 - 18:53
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_December_14,_2020