Difference Between Solar Eclipse and Lunar Eclipse With Definition

Difference between solar eclipse and lunar eclipse:


The sun, moon and earth are involves in solar and lunar eclipse. The shape of the sun and moon is like celestial bodies. The both sun and moon are principle sources of light on the earth. The sun is too hot and burning. Moon rotates earth like a satellite. The ray of sun does not appear when the moon shadows the earth. An eclipse refers the one celestial body covers the another celestial body.

Solar eclipse:

The alignment of sun ,moon and earth and moon covers the sun light when moon rotates earth. When sunlight cover fully or partially it is called solar eclipse. The moon  covers sunlight completely is called as total solar eclipse and it is partially covered it is called partial or annual solar eclipse. In tamil, solar eclipse is known as surya grahanam. The solar eclipse is unsafe to see through eyes, it has protective glass.

Lunar eclipse:

The alignment of sun, moon and earth and the earth covers the sum light when moon rotates it. When earth sunlight covers the moon fully or partially is called lunar eclipse.  There is a three type of lunar eclipse; total lunar eclipse , partial lunar eclipse and penumbral lunar eclipse. In tamil it is known as Chandra grahanam. It take place when  the earth in between the moon and sun. the lunar eclipse occurs twice a year. It appears more than solar eclipse. The lunar eclipse is safe to see through the eyes.

Types of solar eclipse:

Total solar eclipse: the moon completely covers the sunlight.

Annular solar eclipse: the size of the moon is smaller than that of sun. the ring of the sun is surrounding the moon it is called annular solar eclipse.

Hybrid solar eclipse: in some part of the world the eclipse look like total eclipse and in other parts of the world it is a annular eclipse is called hybrid solar eclipse.

Partial solar eclipse: when the moon covers the sun light partially is called partial solar eclipse.

Types of lunar eclipse:

Total lunar eclipse: the earth completely covers the sunlight.

Partial lunar eclipse: the earth partial covers the sun light it is called partial lunar eclipse.

Penumbral lunar eclipse: the penumbral shadow and faintly shadow by the earth is called penumbral lunar eclipse.


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