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  • long ago, ancient cultures around the globe looked to the skies in shock and bewilderment.

  • Many believed they were watching the sun being eaten by an animal, like a dog or a mythical dragon.

  • Now we know there's a more scientific explanation for one of nature's most spectacular displays.

  • The solar eclipse watching as the moon blocks out the light from the sun, it can be hard to imagine the amazing cosmic coincidence taking place.

  • The sun's diameter is some 400 times larger than the moon's, but it's just the right distance away to appear the same size for a couple of minutes.

  • When the sun and moon are perfectly aligned, the moon completely covers the sun's disk.

  • The sun's atmosphere, or corona, can be seen in the dim light, along with stars and planets.

  • It's glowing.

  • Atmosphere is much hotter than the surface of the sun, but no one is exactly sure why.

  • It's a question puzzling astronomers.

  • The so called totality only exists in a narrow band where the moon's shadow falls on the earth.

long ago, ancient cultures around the globe looked to the skies in shock and bewilderment.

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What Is A Solar Eclipse?

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/06/29
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