Solar Eclipse this 2012

This close-up view of the July 11, 2010, total solar eclipse’s second diamond ring reveals a number of prominences as well as the pinkish layer of the sun’s atmosphere called the chromosphere.
CREDIT: Imelda B. Joson and Edwin L. Aguirre

After 2 years sin the last solar eclipse, Australia gets to be front row.

Facts on this 2012 eclipse:

Facts on solar eclipses:

  • A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon‘s apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. (More Had No Clue on The distance between the sun & moon)
  • A solar eclipse can only happen during a New Moon phase (Moon eclipses are only possible when the Moon is in the Full Moon phase)
  • Total Solar eclipses happen every 2 years (approx)
  • You’d have to wait an average of 375 years to see two total eclipses from one place.
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