‘Solar eclipse can help scientists understand Moon’s topology’

Must read

How to disable and delete Samsung Pay from your Galaxy phone

When it comes to paying conveniently, Samsung Pay makes using your phone as a bank card an easy process; however, there may come...

How to Hack the Hidden Google Chrome Dinosaur Game

Most of us have seen the dreaded “No Internet” error message on Google Chrome. You can actually turn this screen into a fun,...

Netflix’s shuffle button is real — and it’s coming this year

Just like with streaming music platforms, à la carte video services like Netflix offer far too much content for one to suitably get...

MyCinemaHall is a new OTT pay-per-view regional film platform

MyCinemaHall, launched during the lockdown, is a pay-per-view OTT platform that puts the film-maker in touch with the audience directly It has been about...
Bhawani Singhhttps://techmepro.com
I am a blogger who believes in delivering latest tech news from around the world to my viewers.

(ANI)

NEW DELHI: The first solar eclipse of the year also dubbed the “ring of fire” seen in parts of India on Sunday could help scientists understand the topology of the moon, through pictures, according to Dr N Rathnasree, Director of Nehru Planetarium here.
The rare celestial event, which coincides with the summer solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere has the longest day, is an annular eclipse and was visible in other parts of the world including African countries of Congo, Ethiopia and Yemen as well as in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Pakistan and China.
“The moon has peaks and valleys. During the solar eclipse, as the edge of the moon is in front of the sun, its peaks and valleys are visible due to bright sun rays. The sun can peek through the valleys of the moon but the sun is obscure in the mountain regions. This phenomenon is known as Baily’s beads which is common in Annular eclipse,” Rathnasree said.
“This is why the timing for the eclipse is shorter and instead of the visual of a ring of fire, we’ll see necklace after the moon swifts away from the sun,” she added.
The scientist also spoke about the sighting of the solar eclipse from various parts of the world. In Abu Dhabi, the eclipse was seen in its maximum phase and lasted for less than 30 seconds.
As it is known that the earth sees the same face of the moon. But moon being in an elliptical orbit, it sometimes changes its speed.
“During this period, the moon also peaks above and below due to which the edge image of the moon in front of the sun is different in every eclipse, explained Dr Rathnasree adding, “With this phenomenon, the moon’s topology can be known through the images captured from Earth.”
The first solar eclipse of this year takes place on the summer solstice, which is the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere.

Source link


More articles

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Redmi Note 10 Series May Launch in India Next Month, Xiaomi Mi 11’s India-Specific Details Leaked

Image used for representation.Both Redmi Note 10 Pro and the vanilla Redmi Note 10 have also purportedly appeared on several certification websites over...

Get a Lenovo Smart Clock Essential and 4 CYNC Smart Bulbs for $30 – Review Geek

Best BuyTalk about a good deal! For just $30, Best Buy is selling the Lenovo Smart Clock Essential and throwing in four CYNC...

Best Google Stadia games: Hitman 3, Cyberpunk 2077 and more

While Google Stadia doesn't see every game that the PS5 and Xbox Series X do, it does get most of its console rivals'...

Nikon Z7 II review | TechRadar

Nikon Z 7II Mirrorless...We were blown away by the original Nikon Z7, which arrived alongside the Nikon Z6 in 2018 as the company's...

Samsung Galaxy M12/ Galaxy F12 Tipped to Come With Exynos 850 SoC, 6,000mAh Battery

Samsung Galaxy M12 or Galaxy F12 key specifications have been tipped. The model numbers associated with the leak, Galaxy SM-M127/ SM-F127, indicate that...
- Advertisement -