Solar eclipse

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is positioned in between the Sun and the Earth for a few
minutes. Under certain-alignment, the Moon partially or fully blocks the Sun’s light and instead
casts its shadow on Earth. That is why, there can be a partial or a total solar eclipse, depending
on how much portion of the Sun’s disc gets hidden by the Moon.
Use of certified solar filters or eclipse goggles are recommended while viewing the Sun during the
Experts warn against looking at the Sun with naked eyes, or through binoculars or telescopes
without filters, as this can prove harmful to one’s vision. The safest way to view the eclipse is by
indirect projection method, which can be easily done by projecting the Sun’s disc onto a white
paper, either using a telescope or a pin-hole camera.

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