Hybrid solar eclipse: what is it and how is it produced?

A hybrid solar eclipse is a very rare and rare astronomical event, and there will soon be one on April 20, 2023.

Talk to most eclipse chasers and they will tell you that there are three types of solar eclipse. The first is a partial eclipse of the most common and least impressive because Moon it just blocks part of the sun sending a shadow, the penumbra, across a swath of Earth. The second is an annular solar eclipse, where the moon blocks the center of the sun, but leaves a circle of sunlight visible from within a shadow called an antumbra. It is often called the “ring of fire.” The third is a total solar eclipse in which the moon blocks out the entirety of the solar disk, revealing the spectacular sight of the solar corona, which can be seen with the naked eye from the moon’s dark shadow, the umbra.

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