Total Solar eclipse 1999 in France. – Luc Viatour

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is larger than the Sun’s, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth’s surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometers wide.

Related channels: THE MOON, THE SUN, EARTHTHE SOLAR SYSTEM, MARSSPACE WEATHER