What Is Solar And Lunar Eclipse?

What Is Solar And Lunar Eclipse
Watch this interesting video on Rare Annular Solar Eclipse to know more about this amazing phenomenon. – A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun. It happens once every 18 months. The lunar eclipse happens twice a year when the earth passes between the sun and the moon. Small ice and rock fragments known as comets originate from the solar system’s outermost regions.

  • The ice on them vaporises as their orbit moves them closer to the sun, leaving behind them a stunning tail.
  • Asteroids are small, irregularly shaped rocks made up of metals or minerals that orbit the sun.
  • Most of them are found between Mars and Jupiter in an area known as the asteroid belt.
  • A satellite is any object that orbits the sun, the earth, or any other massive planet.

When it comes to categorising satellites, there are primarily two categories: man-made and natural. Put your understanding of this concept to test by answering a few MCQs. Click ‘Start Quiz’ to begin! Select the correct answer and click on the “Finish” buttonCheck your score and answers at the end of the quiz Visit BYJU’S for all Physics related queries and study materials

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What is the difference between a lunar and a solar eclipse? – This illustration shows the Moon passing through Earth’s shadow during a typical lunar eclipse. The Moon is slightly tinted when it passes through the light outer portion of the shadow, the penumbra, but turns dark red as it passes through the central portion of the shadow, called the umbra.

From our perspective on Earth, two types of eclipses occur: lunar, the blocking of the Moon by Earth’s shadow, and solar, the obstruction of the Sun by the Moon. When the Moon passes between Sun and Earth, the lunar shadow is seen as a solar eclipse on Earth. When Earth passes directly between Sun and Moon, its shadow creates a lunar eclipse.

Lunar eclipses can happen only when the Moon is opposite the Sun in the sky, a monthly occurrence we know as a full Moon. But lunar eclipses do not occur every month because the Moon’s orbit is tilted five degrees from Earth’s orbit around the Sun, so most of the time the Moon passes above or below the shadow. The Moon casts its shadow on Earth’s surface during a total solar eclipse. More about Eclipses, Occultations and Transits

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When does a full lunar eclipse occur?

Procedures –

  1. Ask students what they know about the phases of the Moon, specifically about when the full moon and new moon phases occur. Clear up any misconceptions, and ask what students know about lunar eclipses. If necessary, explain that lunar eclipses occur during full moons when the Moon passes through Earth’s shadow. Tell students they are going to create a model that explains why lunar eclipses don’t occur during every full moon.
  2. Have students draw or trace a circle 3-5 inches (8-13 centimeters) in diameter in the approximate middle of the plate.
  3. In the center of that circle, students should draw a small circle and label it “Earth.”
  4. At the edge of the paper plate, students need to make a small arrow pointing outward that they will use as a reference in the next step and later in the lesson.
  5. On the inside edge of the larger circle, students will mark four evenly spaced points at the 0, 90, 180, and 270 degree marks, or for students who haven’t learned degrees, at the 3, 12, 9, and 6 o’clock spots, respectively. Students should align the 90 degree (12 o’clock) point with the reference mark they made in Step 4.
  6. Students should label each point as follows
    • Point 1 (at 90 degrees, or 12 o’clock)
    • Point 2 (at 180 degrees, or 9 o’clock)
    • Point 3 (at 270 degrees, or 6 o’clock)
    • Point 4 (at 0 degrees, or 3 o’clock)

    Guide students so that they all label their points in the same way.

  7. Students will need to carefully cut along the larger circle they drew, as follows. Poking a starter hole with a pencil or other pointed object on the line will make starting the cut easier. They should stop cutting at the 180 and 0 degree marks, leaving a few millimeters of uncut space before continuing to cut around the circle. They should be left with a circle still connected to the plate at 180 and 0 degrees.
  8. With both cuts made, students will need to gently twist the cut circle in the center of the plate. It should pivot at 0 and 180 degrees marks so that the 90 degree point rises up slightly and the 270 degree point dips down slightly. Students should be careful not to tear the paper between the two cuts.
  9. Tell students that the edge of the tilted circle represents the tilted orbit of the Moon around Earth. Tell them the flat part of the plate represents the plane in which Earth’s shadow falls.
  10. Have students align the reference arrow on their plate so it’s pointing away from them. Then, have them place their object representing the Sun on the opposite side of the plate from the reference arrow.
  11. Ask students the following questions. They can use the optional student worksheet to record their answers: In this orientation
    • Where would the full moon be located? Answer: Point 1
    • Is it in the same plane as Earth’s shadow? Answer: No
    • Would there be a lunar eclipse during this full moon? Answer: No
  12. Have students move their plate counter-clockwise 90 degrees, or to the 9 o’clock position, relative to the Sun, while keeping their reference arrow pointed in the same direction. Tell them that as Earth orbits the Sun, the orientation of the Moon’s tilt stays the same. Ask them the questions as before: In this orientation
    • Where would the full moon be located? Answer: Point 2
    • Is it in the same plane as Earth’s shadow? Answer: Yes
    • Would there be a lunar eclipse during this full moon? Answer: Yes
  13. Have students independently repeat these steps after moving the plate to the 6 o’clock and 3 o’clock positions relative to the Sun, and have them record their answers.

What is the spiritual meaning of Eclipse?

Eclipse Spiritual Meaning – Astrologically speaking, the sun represents the conscious mind, The sun is associated with life force energy, warmth, light and creativity. The moon, which reflects the light of the sun at night represents our emotions, and subconscious.

During a Solar Eclipse when the moon blocks out the light of the sun, our emotions and subconscious patterns can be deeply revealed. Rather than reveling in lower frequency emotional patterns that may arise, Solar eclipses present good opportunities to reflect, heal, and transmute lower frequency patterns in to habits and patterns that will serve.

Solar Eclipses which happen during New Moons, reveal the “new beginning possibilities” in a supercharged way. Lunar Eclipses happen during the Full Moon, and reveal where you need to let go, bring something to completion, or let something fall away. This can sometimes be abrupt like losing a job, or breaking up with a partner, but when you stay present and observe the changes that are being triggered within or around you, you can claim the opportunity to become aware of what you truly desire.

Where have you been on track, and how can you now release the old energies to embrace this change to evolve, transform and grow? In a way Eclipses are like cosmic catalysts that trigger endings and push you to take a step towards the new beginnings you may have been resisting. If you’re open, willing, and allowing, Eclipse energy can be joyfully navigated with ease.

Its only when you are in resistance that old patterns become painful as they begin to fall away and you hold on. Let go and allow necessary changes to unfold in your life! When you do, Eclipses can act like doors or gateways that support us in entering into a higher dimension of being.

  1. To step across the threshold into higher states of love, joy, peace and light you can’t bring your “stuff” with you.
  2. If you’re not sure what I mean when I say “stuff” I’m talking about the accumulated blockages, limiting patterns, distorted and negative programming, fears, insecurities, doubts etc, that block you from maintaining a higher vibration of love peace and light.

You don’t have to transform your old patterns, and you don’t have to make the choice to serve love and higher frequencies within you. But if don’t Then you suffer. Eclipse energy pretty much presents the choice: “Transform the old energies that are no longer serving you, or bask in them to your own detriment.” ⠀ An Eclipse Cycle means that it’s time to transform on multiple levels,

Are you willing to change? Keep in mind that if you’re not willing to change Eclipses are known to trigger necessary life changes for you.⠀ Are you needing a wake up call to let go of something you’re holding onto even through you know it doesn’t serve? If Eclipse energies are in the air, this is likely already in the works for you in some way!⠀ ⠀ Are you needing some sort of push to realign you with your highest purpose? Be ready, because during Eclipse Cycles things that need to be revealed, shaken up, changed, or even destroyed have a way of being triggered and revealed.

I’m not of the belief that Eclipses are harmful spiritually, and that we should try to insulate ourselves from their harmful effects, but rather, any negative repercussions that arise during this time present us with valuable and necessary realizations for where we need to transform, change and grow.

Support yourself in making the most of this period by detaching from the outcome and letting go. Stay present, centered and adaptable to be ready for the unexpected. Allow the Grace of the Divine to reach you and guide you through any transitions or transformations so you can come into alignment with the highest possibilities for you.

And remember that as you release what no longer serves you, you make way for new creative inspiration, and the highest levels of your Divine expression. What do you really want to manifest, experience, and create in your life? Dream big! Feel into what your most radiant high vibrational life would be like And know that this is the perfect time to plant seeds of intention, to be honest with yourself about where you are not on track with the highest possibilities for your life.

Sometimes awareness of where there is a blockage or distortion is all that is really needed to be able to finally shift, change, transform and get in sync with the spiral of creation. Remember that change happens in an instant, especially when we allow! Eclipses act like energetic gateways, allowing a heightened frequency to reach us and impact us in many ways.

This makes eclipse cycles a powerful time to focus on what you really want and to consciously manifest! Things often feel accelerated around Eclipses, and whatever needs to be dealt with will surely appear. Stay grounded, open and willing Knowing that the energy of Eclipses may feel intense, its ultimately supporting you through massive transformation to help you align with your highest self and most vibrant life!