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
''Solar Eclipses'' always occur on which event?
Any Phase of the Moon
None of the Above
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
What is the average duration of totality in a ''Solar Eclipse''?
10 – 20 seconds
2 – 3 minutes
1 – 2 hours
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
Which is the safest way to view a ''Solar Eclipse''?
Staring without eye protection at the eclipse
A pinhole viewer
The same pattern of ''Solar Eclipses'' will repeat every 18 years 11 days 8 hours. This is known as what?
How often will the same ''Solar Eclipse'' occur at the same place on earth?
54 years and 1 month
364 years 12 days
18 years 11 days 8 hours
What is the maximum number of ''Solar Eclipses'' that can occur during a calender year?
What is the minimum number of ''Solar Eclipses'' that can occur during a calender year?
''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
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