Solar eclipse

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A solar eclipse (or, more precisely, a solar occultation) occurs when the Moon places itself in front of the Sun, completely or partially obscuring the Sun’s image from Earth. This configuration can occur only during the new moon, when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction with the Earth. In remote epochs, but also in certain present-day cultures, mystical properties are attributed to solar eclipses. Solar eclipses can be frightening for people unaware of the relatively innocuous nature of this astronomical phenomenon. Indeed, the Sun disappears suddenly during the day and the sky darkens in a few minutes. The total solar eclipses at a given place on Earth are very rare and short-lived events (no more than 8 minutes). Whatever the place on Earth, the whole is observed only on a narrow band that corresponds to the passage of the shadow cast by the Moon on the earth’s surface. A total solar eclipse is a spectacular natural phenomenon and many people are considering traveling to attend this type of event; They are the “eclipse hunters”. The total eclipse of 1999 in Europe was considered, at the time it took place, as the eclipse that had the most observers of human history. Wanted], which allowed to increase the information of the public on this curiosity.

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