Free Solar Eclipse Diagram

In this post, we have collected for you a handy of free and printable solar eclipse diagram in high quality! These solar eclipse diagrams show the region over which different phases of each eclipse may be seen and the times at which these phases occur. Each diagram has a series of dashed curves that show the outline of the Moon’s penumbra on the Earth’s surface at one-hour intervals. Short dashes show the leading edge and long dashes show the trailing edge. Except for certain extreme cases, the shadow outline moves generally from west to east. For a more detailed view, look at the first diagram below.
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Sometimes, the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun. The Moon blocks the light of the Sun and a shadow of the Moon is cast on the Earth’s surface. This is an eclipse of the Sun, or a solar eclipse. There are three types of a solar eclipse: total, partial, and annular. During a total eclipse, the Moon completely covers our view of the Sun. A total eclipse is only visible from a narrow strip (about 150 km wide) of the Earth’s surface at any one time. From the areas outside this narrow strip, the Sun appears to be only partially covered and a partial eclipse is seen. A partial eclipse will also occur if the Sun, Moon, and Earth are not precisely lined up. The eclipse cannot be total unless the center of the Moon’s shadow is able to strike the Earth. The eclipse type that occurs when the Moon is at its farthest distance from the Earth is an annular eclipse. (source)
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solar eclipse diagram partial

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A total solar eclipse can only occur when two events happen at the same time. The first event is a new Moon. This phase of the Moon occurs when the Sun is almost directly behind the Moon, and we see only a sliver of the Sun’s light reflected by the Moon. During this time the Moon and the Sun appear close together. The second event that must occur is that the Moon must be in the right position, directly in the line of sight between the Earth and the Sun. These two events occur at the same time about once every year and a half. A total solar eclipse will be visible from Europe and Asia on 11 August 1999. In these solar eclipse diagram, you can observe clearly, how an eclipse can occur. Scroll down for more diagrams.
solar eclipse diagram totally

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solar eclipse diagram scheme

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All these diagrams are free to print. Provided in  high definition, you can print these diagram in larger size for any educational purpose!
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