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2019 Solar Eclipse Observation in Tainan

2019 Solar Eclipse Observation in Tainan
 
On December 26, join TAEA to witness a solar eclipse, a rare-seen sky spectacle available all islandwide.
 
At 12:39 p.m. local time in Tainan, the partial solar eclipse will begin when the Moon starts blocking the Sun. During the partial solar eclipse, the moon will keep “eating” the Sun up to the maximum percentage of the sun’s disk at 14:13 p.m. Then, the missing part of the Sun will slowly regain until 15:34 p.m. The sun will be back to the normal. 
 
For you, TAEA will be broadcasting this amazing moment in whole, along with lots of fun and educational activities, such as chatting about the science behind this natural wonder and watching the solar eclipse with a telescope. 
 
Don’t miss watching the 2019 partial solar eclipse and having fun in TAEA.
 
solareclipse
 
Why is there a solar eclipse? The Earth passes through the Moon’s shadow. It happens only when Sun and Moon are both on or near the line of notes. 
 
Why are different types of eclipses? The angular diameter of the Moon is almost as large as the Sun by -0.5°. This explains the possibility of the total solar eclipse. The moon blocks the Sun, leaving the solar corona visible. Totality is also the time when the Sun is inside the darkest part of the Moon shadow, called the umbra. The tip of the Moon shadow projects on the Earth, leaving us the eclipse path, as Earth rotates.  
*the solar corona 
 
Where can you see a total solar eclipse? Only are the places within the eclipse path. The eclipse path is the trace that the tip of the Moon’s umbra leaves on the Earth’s surface during a solar eclipse. 
 
What are partial solar eclipses? They are treated within the region of partial Moon shadow, called penumbra. People within the penumbra see only a partial solar eclipse.  
 

 


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