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    Solar eclipses are one of the most spectacular natural phenomena. Not everyone can see a total solar eclipse, and the next partial eclipse is expected in October 2022

    Solar eclipses are one of the most spectacular natural phenomena. / Photo: istockphoto.com, unsplash.com

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    Solar eclipses are one of the most spectacular natural phenomena: the next one will be in october 2022 The fact that an eclipse could occur at all is an accident of celestial mechanics and time, the scientists said.

    We also wrote that Starlink Internet will be available on planes and trains.A solar eclipse can only occur during the new moon phase, when the Moon passes right between the Sun and the Earth and its shadows fall on the surface of the Earth.

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    There are four types of solar eclipses: full, annular, partial and hybrid. Eclipses, of course, do not occur on every new moon. This is because the Moon’s orbit is tilted by just over 5 degrees relative to the Earth’s orbit around the Sun. For this reason, the Moon’s shadow usually passes either above or below the Earth, so a solar eclipse does not occur.

    An annular solar eclipse photographed from Japan in 2012

    An annular solar eclipse photographed from Japan in 2012 / Photo: www.space.com

    But, as a rule, at least twice a year (and sometimes five times a year), the new moon lines up in just such a way as to eclipse the sun. This alignment point is called a node. Depending on how close the new moon approaches the node will determine whether a particular eclipse is total or partial.

    And, of course, the distance of the Moon from the Earth, and to a lesser extent, the distance of the Earth from the Sun, will ultimately determine whether the eclipse is total, annular, or hybrid.

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    Source: Segodnya

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