Total Solar Eclipse Ramadan: Spectacle of Sun, Moon and Earth

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The total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024, coincides with the f Ramadan, sparking discussions about its impact on moon sighting for Eid-al-fitr. Concept :

Total Solar Eclipse:

  • A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon moves between the Sun and Earth, completely obscuring the Sun’s disk and casting a large shadow on the Earth’s surface.
  • Those located within the path of totality, where the Moon’s shadow fully covers the Sun, witness a total solar eclipse.
  • The sky darkens like dawn or dusk, revealing the Sun’s corona, normally hidden by brightness.
  • The corona, extending millions of kilometers into space as the Sun’s outermost layer, becomes visible during a solar eclipse.
  • A faint, pearly-white halo encircles the darkened Sun, unique to this event.
  • Viewers may see the chromosphere as a pink ring around the Moon during totality.
  • Totality provides a fleeting glimpse of stars in the darkened sky, offering a rare celestial spectacle.
  • Moreover, a noticeable drop in air temperatures accompanies the eclipse, adding to the atmospheric phenomena observed during this extraordinary event.

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