Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The Sky Is Cheap Entertainment: Three Eclipses in One Month!


How often are there 3 eclipses in a month?




June 5, 2020: Penumbral lunar eclipse
June 21, 2020: Annular solar eclipse
July 5, 2020: Penumbral lunar eclipse

penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and the
Moon are imperfectly aligned. When this 
happens, the Earth blocks some of the Sun's light from directly reaching the Moon's surface and covers all or part of the Moon with the outer part of its shadow, also known as the penumbra.



What Is an Annular Solar EclipseAn annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon covers the Sun's center,
leaving 
the Sun's visible outer edges to form a “ring of fire” or annulus around the Moon. The characteristic “ring of fire”. Solar eclipses happen when the New Moon casts a shadow on Earth.

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