Solar Eclipse Essays
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Challenges for the solar eclipse First of all, the solar eclipse is necessary that the sun, the earth and the moon located in the right configuration. Compared with the sun, the size of the moon is quite small. This means that the only possible way to form the solar eclipse when the moon is located on the position in its orbit which takes it closest to the earth. And then in this way, the moon could shed a large shadow...
Introduction “The moon deserted her course and the sun at once veiled his beam threatening, no longer to give you light, if Cleon became general…”  This was the first western written record of the lunar eclipse by Aristophanes. Before that, people usually misunderstood it as some unnatural power controlled by witches or prediction of a city’s demise. The person who brought changes to the world was Christopher Columbus. He discovered and made a clear observation record when he was...
The great astronomers Galileo wrote in his book Il Saggiatore, also named the Assayer: “Philosophy [i.e., physics] is written in this grand book — I mean the Universe — which stands continually open to our gaze, but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometrical figures, without which it is...
As a tremendous natural phenomenon, solar eclipse holds great significance in many scientific approaches. Normally, Sun, the most efficient energy source for the whole solar system, emits light that is too powerful and therefore blocks light reflected from other stars nearby, nor corona, the outermost layer of the Sun, can be observed with enough details.[footnoteRef:1] However, as the Moon blocks most sunlight during the solar eclipse, scientists can obtain more exact data about the celestial bodies then. [1: Aschwanden, M....