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Solar & Lunar Elipses

Solar &Lunar Eclipses

Lunar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

How does a lunar eclipse affect us?No harm is done to a person if they watch a lunar eclipse, and scientific studies show that there is no physical effect whatsoever on people. But then again, there are some civilizations, and some people among us, that believe that a lunar eclipse has a huge impact on their spiritual life.

ConclusionsEclipses are beautiful natural shows which we can all observe at some point in our life if we take the correct calculations and cautions. They are more complex than they seem: they have determined times they occur, different beliefs of their effects, varying length in time, etc. Some believe we are physically and psychologically affected, though scientists have not proven this correct. These assumptions, which are part of astrology, are based on religion and spiritual beliefs, and we must respect that. In our lives eclipses can simply be a way of appreciating the miracles of nature and a window to another wide section of our universe: astronomy.

How are they related to algebra and to our class?Eclipses are certainly related to algebra and to our class. Algebraic formulas are used to determine the time of the year, the day, the hour, and even the minute an eclipse will occur. There are also formulas that give us the relation of time between the happening of a solar and a lunar eclipse. We can use a formula to determine the distance between the aligned planets, the ones forming the eclipse. In our class we are all able to use these formulas and determine on our own the time of eclipses, so that we can then take preventions (if they are necessary) or to simple get ready for the astrological show.

Lunar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

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Solar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse

Where do Eclipses occur annually?

How do solar & lunar eclipses happen?Solar: Moon goes in front of the sun and blocks the sunlight the Earth was supposed to receive.Lunar: Moon passes through the Earth's shadow (lasts about 90 minutes).

What is an Eclipse?An obscuring of the light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it and the observer, or between it and its source of illumination.-Macbook Dashboard dictionary

Click to listen to the song by Pink Floyd "Eclipse"

Types of the Eclipses:There are 3 types of lunar eclipses, and 4 types of solar eclipses.Three types of lunar eclipses: Penumbral (Moon passes through earth's penumbra shadow), partial (only a part of the Moon passes through umbras), and total (the whole Moon passes through umbral shadow).Four types of solar eclipses: Partial (Moon's shadow crosses the Earth, not umbral & antumbral), annular (Moon's antumbral part of the shadow crosses the Earth), total (umbral part of shadow crosses Earth), hybrid (Both umbral and antumbral cross the Earth).

How does a solar eclipse affect us?Scientifically speaking, solar eclipse could affect us negatively if we don’t take care of our eyes. Looking directly at the Sun is obviously bad for our vision, and during eclipses, the same thing applies. Special sunglasses exist to view a partial solar eclipse or the partial phases of a solar eclipse. Scientists say that these glasses are not required to view the total phase of a solar eclipse, for the Sun’s harmful light is blocked.