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  • Hey, where did the lights go?

  • Is it night already?

  • No, Dr. Binocs, something just hid the sun.

  • It's scaring me.

  • Oh, don't worry buddy, this is nothing but the eclipse!

  • Here, take these glasses!

  • Hello friends!

  • Thanks for passing by.

  • As you can see, the Sun's got hidden and it's really dark out here.

  • Do you know what it is?

  • Don't worry, it is nothing but the solar eclipse!

  • Come, let me tell you something about the solar eclipse today.

  • Zoom in.

  • A Solar Eclipse occurs when the Moon comes in between the Earth and the Sun causing a shadow of the Moon to fall on certain portions of the Earth.

  • From these locations, it appears as if the Sun has gone dark.

  • Since the Moon is very small in front of the Sun, it only blocks a part of it.

  • Hence, a solar eclipse cannot be seen from every part of the Earth, but only from the locations where the shadow of the Moon falls.

  • So buddy, no reason to get scared now, is it?

  • No, Dr. Binocs, not at all!

  • The three major parts during a Solar Eclipse are, umbra, antumbra, and penumbra.

  • The Umbra is the portion of the Moon's shadow where the Moon completely covers the Sun.

  • This is when the total solar eclipse occurs, where you cannot see the Sun at all.

  • Antumbra is the area beyond the Umbra.

  • Here the Moon is completely in front of the Sun, but doesn't cover the entire Sun.

  • The outline of the Sun can be seen around the shadow of the Moon.

  • And that is when you see the Annular Solar Eclipse!

  • Penumbra is the area of the shadow where only a portion of the Moon is in front of the Sun.

  • This is when the Partial Solar Eclipse occurs, which let's you see only a part of the Sun.

  • You could see how the Solar Eclipse works, in your homes!

  • Take these two balls, the bigger blue ball is the Earth and the smaller white ball will represent the Moon.

  • Place them like this and light up the torch.

  • The torch will be our Sun.

  • There there, you just got a home-made Solar Eclipse!

  • Amazing, isn't it?

  • [Trivia Time]

  • One should never watch the Solar Eclipse with bare eyes because of the harmful UV rays.

  • The longest a total Solar Eclipse can last is seven and a half minutes.

  • So now if day suddenly turns into night, you would know it is the Solar Eclipse.

  • This is me zooming out.

  • Tune in next time for more fun facts!

Hey, where did the lights go?

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