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Q: How can you predict the time for a solar eclipse and What type of patterns do eclipses form?
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What phase can you see during a total solar eclipse?

There are two major types of solar eclipses: total solar eclipses, annular eclipse, hybrid eclipse, and partial solar eclipses. You can see a total solar eclipse one-hundred percent of the time. You can see a hybrid solar eclipse from certain locations depending on when it happens. And only sometimes you can see a partial solar eclipse.


How are solar eclipses alike from lunar eclipses?

All eclipses are shadows. A solar eclipse is the Moon's shadow on the Earth. A lunar eclipse is the Earth's shadow on the Moon.


Did Hipparchus predict a lunar eclipse or a solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse.


How long did the 2007 total solar eclipse in the US last for?

There were no total solar eclipses during 2007. There was one total lunar eclipse, one partial lunar eclipse, and two partial solar eclipses.


Do lunar eclipses happen more that total eclipses?

I assume that by "total eclipse" you mean a solar eclipse. Solar and lunar eclipses occur with about the same frequency. However, when there is a lunar eclipse, the entire world can see it, as opposed to a solar eclipse, when only part of the world can see it. For this reason, lunar eclipses seem more frequent, they both occur with about the same frequency.


When was your last solar eclipse?

There are generally two solar eclipses per year, but 2011 is "special" - we get FOUR solar eclipses, all partial. You can see the catalog of all solar eclipses from 2000 BCE to 3000 AD on the NASA Eclipse Web Page.


What time is the solar eclipse tonight?

There are no solar eclipses at night. Only lunar eclipses can be seen at night.


Where did the first solar eclipse occur?

Solar eclipses are caused by the shadow of the Moon hitting the Earth. Solar eclipses happen on the Earth.


Is a lunar eclipse or solar eclipse more visible?

Lunar eclipses are more frequent, but a solar eclipse is more visible.


Were there any eclipses in the year 1999?

There are, on average, two solar eclipses and two lunar eclipses each year. In 1999, there was an annular solar eclipse on February 16, and a total solar eclipse on August 11. For lunar eclipses, there was a penumbral lunar eclipse on January 21 and a partial lunar eclipse on July 16. You can look up all eclipses from 2000 BC to 3000 AD on the NASA Eclipse web page.


When is the 2011 eclipse?

There will be four partial solar eclipses in 2011, and NO total solar eclipses. You can view the catalog of all eclipses from 2000 BCE to 3000 AD on the NASA Eclipse Web Page.


Why are scientists able to predict when solar and lunar eclipses occur?

the solar eclipses is the movement of the moon in frout of the sun that what causes the


Why do partial solar eclipses occur more than total solar eclipses?

Total solar eclipses are about as common as partial solar eclipses. However, the only people who SEE a total solar eclipse are the people in the very narrow "path of totality", while people can see a "partial" solar eclipse anywhere within hundreds of miles of that path. So the area of the Earth covered by the "partial" eclipse is much greater. In a true "partial solar eclipse", the umbra of the Moon's shadow avoids hitting the Earth completely.


What are the kinds of eclipse?

There are Solar and Lunar eclipses.


Why lunar eclipses are more common than solar eclipses and why so few people get the chance to view a total solar eclipse?

Actually solar eclipses are slightly more common, but a solar eclipse, and especially the total phase, can only be seen in a relatively narrow strip of Earth.


What is true about solar eclipses A there is a solar eclipse every month b all solar eclipses are not total D there can be twelve solar eclipses in a single year?

'C' (the missing one) is the correct choice.


What other eclipse is there?

Earth has lunar eclipses and solar eclipses. Both can be partial or complete.


Was there a solar eclipse in Phoenix in the 1940's?

There were partial solar eclipses visible from Phoenix including a 71% eclipse on April 7, 1940. There were no total solar eclipses visible in Phoenix during the 1940's.


Where is does solar eclipses form?

A solar eclipse is the shadow of the Moon falling on the Earth.


Has there ever been a solar eclipse?

Yes, there have been many solar eclipses.


How is a solar eclipse differnent than a lunar eclipse?

There are two kinds of eclipses involve the earth: those of the moon, or lunar eclipses; and those of the sun, or solar eclipses. A lunar eclipse occurs when the earth is between the sun and the moon and its shadow darkens the moon while the solar eclipse occurs when the moon is between the sun and the earth and its shadow moves across the face of the earth.


If you lived on the moon what kind of eclipses would you see?

You would see solar and lunar eclipses. But, while the Earth is having a solar eclipse, the Moon would be having a lunar eclipse. When the Earth is having a lunar eclipse, the Moon would be having a solar eclipse. If you were on the dark side of the Moon, you would NOT see any eclipses.


In what year did Rafer Johnson predict the solar eclipse?

he predicted the solar eclipse in 1798


What is a solar esclipse?

Eclipses are shadows. A solar eclipse is the Moon's shadow on the Earth; a lunar eclipse is the Earth's shadow on the Moon.


What has the author Alan D Fiala written?

Alan D. Fiala has written: 'Total solar eclipse of 11 June 1983' -- subject(s): Solar eclipses 'Total solar eclipse of 23 October 1976' -- subject(s): Solar eclipses 'Determination of the mass of Jupiter from a study of the motion of 57 mnemosyne' -- subject(s): Mass 'Total solar eclipse of 31 July 1981' -- subject(s): Solar eclipses 'Solar eclipses of 1977' -- subject(s): Solar eclipses