When Is The Next Solar Eclipse?

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Solar eclipse illustration (Drew Rae/Pexels)
Solar eclipse illustration (Drew Rae/Pexels)

TheIndonesia.id - The next solar eclipse is going to be happened on April 8, 2024, crossing North America, and passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. A total solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, completely blocking the face of the sun, and making the sky darken as if it were dawn or dusk. 

A solar eclipse is a situation where the moon is in the middle of the sun and the earth, causing the sun's rays to reach the earth to be blocked. 

It occurs when the moon's cone-shaped shadow covers the earth's surface and causes the side of the earth that is covered in the moon's shadow to become dark. It is the reason why when an eclipse occurs, the earth becomes dark like at night.

Why can the size of the moon cover the sun even though the size of the sun is much bigger? 

Solar eclipse illustration (GEORGE DESIPRIS/Pexels)
Solar eclipse illustration (GEORGE DESIPRIS/Pexels)

Moon is much closer to the earth than the sun is to the earth. The moon has an average distance of 384,400 km from the earth, while the distance between the sun and the earth is around 149,680,000 km. For this reason, the moon can block sunlight as it looks the same size as the sun when viewed from the earth.

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