By Sakura Muto . Japan

The reason why I chose eclipses as a theme of this article is that there was an eclipse phenomenon here in Santa Barbara. I couldn’t watch the eclipse because of the weather, but I could see it on TV and it was very amazing.

Now I’m going to show you what an eclipse is.

There are four types of eclipses

  1.  Partial solar eclipse: it occurs when the Moon only partially obscures the Sun’s disk and casts only its penumbra on Earth.
  2.  Annular solar eclipses: it occurs when the Moon’s disk is not big enough to cover the entire disk of the Sun and the Sun’s outer edges remain visible to form a ring of fire in the sky. An annular eclipse of the Sun takes place when the Moon is near apogee, and the Moon’s antumbra falls on Earth.
  3. Total solar eclipses: it happens when the Moon completely covers the Sun and it can only take place when the Moon is near perigee, the point of the Moon’s orbit closest to Earth. You can only see a total solar eclipse if you’re in the path where the Moon casts its darkest shadow, the umbra.Sakura eclipseWhen we can watch the next total eclipse?

    You can see the next on July 2, 2019 in the southern region of North  America and much of South America.

    You can often see eclipses if you travel around the world.

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