Astronomy Quiz: Solar Eclipse

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  • 1. 

    What is Solar Eclipse?

    • A.

      A lunar eclipse occurs when a portion of the Earth is engulfed in a shadow cast by the Moon which fully or partially blocks sunlight.

    • B.

      A solar eclipse occurs when a portion of the Earth is engulfed in a shadow cast by the Moon which fully or partially blocks sunlight.

    • C.

      Both A and B

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. A solar eclipse occurs when a portion of the Earth is engulfed in a shadow cast by the Moon which fully or partially blocks sunlight.
    Explanation
    A solar eclipse occurs when a portion of the Earth is engulfed in a shadow cast by the Moon which fully or partially blocks sunlight. This is the correct answer because it accurately describes the phenomenon of a solar eclipse, where the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, casting a shadow on the Earth's surface and blocking the sunlight.

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  • 2. 

    What are the types of solar eclipse?

    • A.

      Partial lunar Eclipse​, Annular lunar Eclipse​, Total lunar Eclipse

    • B.

      Partial Solar Eclipse​, Annular Solar Eclipse​, Total Solar Eclipse

    • C.

      Both A and B

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Partial Solar Eclipse​, Annular Solar Eclipse​, Total Solar Eclipse
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both A and B". This is because there are two types of solar eclipses: Partial Solar Eclipse and Annular Solar Eclipse, and two types of lunar eclipses: Partial Lunar Eclipse and Annular Lunar Eclipse. Therefore, the correct answer includes both the types of solar eclipses as well as the types of lunar eclipses.

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  • 3. 

    What is Umbra?

    • A.

      The penumbra  is the innermost and darkest part of a shadow, where the light source is completely blocked by the including body.

    • B.

      The umbra  is the innermost and darkest part of a shadow, where the light source is completely blocked by the including body.

    • C.

      Both A and B

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. The umbra  is the innermost and darkest part of a shadow, where the light source is completely blocked by the including body.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both A and B" because both the penumbra and the umbra refer to the innermost and darkest part of a shadow where the light source is completely blocked by the obstructing body.

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  • 4. 

    What is Penumbra?

    • A.

      The penumbra is a lighter type of shadow.

    • B.

      The penumbra is a darker type of shadow.

    • C.

      Both A and B

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. The penumbra is a lighter type of shadow.
    Explanation
    The penumbra is a lighter type of shadow because it refers to the outer region of a shadow where only a portion of the light source is blocked. This results in a partial shadow that is less dark than the umbra, which is the central region where all direct light is blocked. Therefore, option A is the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    When does Solar Eclipse occur?

    • A.

      Solar eclipse occurs when the Earth comes in between the Moon and the Sun.

    • B.

      Solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes in between the Earth and the Sun.

    • C.

      Solar eclipse occurs when the Sun comes in between the Earth and the Moon.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes in between the Earth and the Sun.
    Explanation
    Solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes in between the Earth and the Sun. During a solar eclipse, the moon blocks the sunlight from reaching the Earth, casting a shadow on a certain area of the Earth's surface. This happens when the moon aligns perfectly with the Earth and the Sun, creating a temporary darkness during the day.

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  • 6. 

    The longest and the total solar eclipse lasts for how much time?

    • A.

      7 1/2 hours

    • B.

      7 1/2 weeks

    • C.

      7 1/2 minutes

    • D.

      7 1/2 months

    Correct Answer
    C. 7 1/2 minutes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 7 1/2 minutes. This is because a total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely blocks the sun, and this phase usually lasts for a few minutes. The longest total solar eclipse on record lasted for about 7 minutes and 31 seconds, which is approximately 7 1/2 minutes.

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  • 7. 

    What kind of glasses we should use to see the solar eclipse?

    • A.

      Sun Glasses

    • B.

      Normal Glasses

    • C.

      X-Ray Glasses

    • D.

      Eclipse Glasses

    Correct Answer
    D. Eclipse Glasses
    Explanation
    To safely view a solar eclipse, it is essential to use specialized glasses known as eclipse glasses. These glasses are designed to protect the eyes from the harmful rays of the sun, including the intense light and ultraviolet radiation emitted during an eclipse. Regular sunglasses or normal glasses are not sufficient to provide the necessary protection, as they do not have the appropriate filters to block out the harmful rays. X-ray glasses, on the other hand, are not designed for solar viewing and would not offer any protection. Therefore, the correct answer is eclipse glasses.

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  • 8. 

    In the North Pole and South Pole, people can see what kind of solar eclipse?

    • A.

      Total Lunar Eclipse

    • B.

      Partial Lunar Eclipse

    • C.

      Total Solar Eclipse

    • D.

      Partial Solar Eclipse

    Correct Answer
    D. Partial Solar Eclipse
    Explanation
    In the North Pole and South Pole, people can see a partial solar eclipse. This occurs when the moon partially covers the sun, creating a shadow on the Earth. Unlike a total solar eclipse, where the moon completely blocks the sun, a partial solar eclipse only obscures a portion of the sun's light. This phenomenon can be observed from the polar regions, although the extent of the coverage may vary depending on the location and time of year.

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  • 9. 

    There are how many Solar Eclipse per year on Earth?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    B. Two
    Explanation
    There are two solar eclipses per year on Earth. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, blocking the sun's light and casting a shadow on the Earth's surface. Since the moon orbits the Earth, there are times when it aligns perfectly with the sun, resulting in a solar eclipse. However, not all solar eclipses are visible from every location on Earth. Some eclipses may only be visible in specific regions or at certain times.

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