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WHEN THE MOON EMBRACES THE SUN - SOLAR ECLIPSE - SPACE INDIA
The total solar eclipse is just around the corner – 2nd July and we are just waiting for the world to be plunged into darkness! An eclipse of the Sun occurs whenever the Moon is aligned between the Earth and the Sun. The celestial alignment causes the Moon to partially or completely obscure the Sun’s glowing face. This can happen because the Moon appears to be approximately the same size as the Sun when viewed from Earth. And as a result, the Moon casts its shadow on the planet and embraces it to briefly turn day into night. This natural phenomenon, extremely extraordinary and it continues to fascinate many people around the globe. Being considered “Nature’s Greatest Coincidence”, they have an irrevocable effect on people and are a symbol of beauty. The cause is so simple and uncomplicated that it is difficult to imagine what terror was caused by such a phenomenon, before a knowledge of astronomy showed how it arose.