Darkness during extended solar eclipse

Geometry of a total solar eclipse (and not at the EU level). Photo of 1999 total eclipse.A solar eclipse occurs when the moon between the sun and the earth, so that the sun is completely or partially covered.

This is possible only when new moon when the sun and the moon are as of the earth. At least two and up to five solar eclipse can be every year on Earth, with between zero and two of them the total solar eclipse eclipses.

Total are rare, because at any point in each of all the eclipse is only along a narrow corridor in the relatively small field of the moon from the shadow. A solar eclipse is a spectacular natural phenomenon and many people to travel to a distance.

1999 Total solar eclipse in Europe to a greater public awareness of this phenomenon, such as the number of journeys, especially in the case of the annular solar eclipse in 2005 and 2006 total solar eclipse.

The recent solar eclipse of 26 January 2009, an annular solar eclipse, during the solar eclipse of 22 July 2009 was a total solar eclipse. In ancient times, and in some cultures today, the eclipse of the causes were supernatural. Total points eclipse which can be frightening for people who are not with their astronomical explanation, as the sun seems to go in the middle of the day and the sky darkens in a few minutes.


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