Solar eclipses have captured people’s attention throughout history. This is a fascinating celestial event; This occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth are fully or partially aligned. Depending on how they are aligned, the type of eclipse can vary. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, completely covering the face of the Sun. In an annular eclipse, the Moon still passes between the Sun and the Earth, but does not completely cover the Sun. Thus, the Sun looks like a ring around the Moon, also called a ring of fire. A hybrid eclipse, on the other hand, is a combination of an annular eclipse and a total eclipse. It happens very rarely. Now let’s look at the details of the hybrid eclipse that will occur on April 20th.

solar eclipse; Occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth

There are three types of solar eclipses: total, partial, and annular. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon completely covers the Sun. When the Moon partially obscures the Sun, it is called a partial eclipse. If the eclipse; If this happens when the Moon is far from the Earth, the edges of the Sun will appear as a ring or “ring of fire” around the Moon. This is also called an annular eclipse.

The countdown to the solar eclipse on April 20 has begun!


A very rare “hybrid” solar eclipse will occur in April. A hybrid eclipse is a combination of total and annular solar eclipses. So how does it happen? This type of eclipse usually starts as an annular eclipse, then turns into a total eclipse and ends as an annular eclipse. Unfortunately, we will not be able to observe an incredible natural phenomenon, which will be viewed differently from all over the world, from our country.

It will look different from everywhere

A hybrid eclipse will be seen differently by people from different parts of the world. This is because the Earth is round and three-dimensional. At any moment, different points on the Earth can be closer or farther from the Moon. Accordingly, while people in some places see the eclipse as annular, others can observe it completely.

The last hybrid eclipse occurred in 2013.

The last time we encountered this natural phenomenon was 10 years ago, on November 3, 2013. After April 20, we won’t see another hybrid eclipse until November 5, 2031.

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