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Solar Eclipse Quiz

Lets see how much we know about these marvelous events. 11 Questions.

 
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A ''Solar Eclipse'' takes place when what occurs?

  • The sun blocks the moon's light from the Earth
  • The moon blocks the sun's light from the Earth
  • Venus or Mars blocks the sun's light from the Earth
  • Earth blocks sun's light

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''Solar Eclipses'' always occur on which event?

  • New Moon
  • Full Moon
  • Any Phase of the Moon
  • None of the Above

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During a solar eclipse, what would an observer on the moon, looking at the earth see?

  • The sun completely covered by the earth
  • Earth partially covered by moon's shadow
  • Earth completely covered by moon's shadow
  • Total Darkness

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What is the average duration of totality in a ''Solar Eclipse''?

  • 10 – 20 seconds
  • 2 – 3 minutes
  • 1 – 2 hours
  • 10 Minutes

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In which type of ''Solar Eclipse'' can the 'diamond ring' effect occur?

  • Annular solar eclipse
  • Total solar eclipse
  • Partial solar eclipse
  • All of the Above

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Which is the safest way to view a ''Solar Eclipse''?

  • Staring without eye protection at the eclipse
  • A Telescope
  • A pinhole viewer
  • Binoculars

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The same pattern of ''Solar Eclipses'' will repeat every 18 years 11 days 8 hours. This is known as what?

  • Saros cycle
  • Mayan cycle
  • Sun cycle
  • Hedes cycle

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How often will the same ''Solar Eclipse'' occur at the same place on earth?

  • 54 years and 1 month
  • 364 years 12 days
  • 10 years
  • 18 years 11 days 8 hours

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What is the maximum number of ''Solar Eclipses'' that can occur during a calender year?

  • 3
  • 9
  • 7
  • 5

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What is the minimum number of ''Solar Eclipses'' that can occur during a calender year?

  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0

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''Total Solar Eclipses'' occur due to a unique feature common to both the sun and the moon. What is this feature?

  • Same angular diameter
  • Same equatorial diameter
  • Same distance from earth
  • Same Size

 

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