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Unformatted text preview: Eclipses An annular eclipse is a type of partial eclipse , where only part of the Sun is covered up. During a total solar eclipse, you need to be in the path of totality to get the full, dark eclipse. Otherwise, you will only experience a partial eclipse. Only those people who are in exactly the right place at exactly the right time will get to see anything exciting (weather permitting), because of the rather special arrangement for a solar eclipse, especially a total solar eclipse. For this reason, many people will go to a lot of trouble and money to be at exactly the right place to see a total solar eclipse. Eclipses are amongst the most popular astronomical events for non-astronomers to view and you can spend a lot of money traveling around the world to view various eclipses. There are about two solar eclipses each year, but they are sometimes only partial or annular eclipses. Often the path of totality is over oceans, so it isn't always easy to view them. Figure 21 shows the path of path of totality is over oceans, so it isn't always easy to view them....
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course AST AST1002 taught by Professor Emilyhoward during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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