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Know more about Solar Eclipse, What When And How

An eclipse is an astronomical event that happens when one celestial object moves into the shadow of another. Our earth experiences two types of eclipses namely solar eclipse and lunar eclipse.   When does the Solar Eclipse Occur?   Solar eclipse occurs when the moon is in between the planet and also the Sun. There are three types of solar eclipses namely total, annular and partial. Total solar eclipses occur when the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth and casts the darkest a part of its shadow, the umbra, on Earth. Annular solar eclipses occur when the Moon covers the Sun’s center, leaving the Sun’s visible outer edges to

Manvantara: Ancient Theory Of Formation Of Solar System

Manvantara is a Sanskrit word in which ‘Manu’ means ‘Progenitor of mankind’ and ‘Antara’ means ‘distance’. Literally Manvantara means the total duration of mankind or life span of man. So, it means that each Manvantara is ruled by Manu created by Brahma. It is said that Manu creates the world and other species in the given ‘Antara’ or duration. ‘Kalpa’ is referred to a day of Brahma, takes 14 Manvantaras to create one Kalpa according to the Vedic science. And after every kalpa there is dissolution or ‘pralaya’ wherein all the life comes to state of rest. This period is

10 Surprising facts about our Solar System you probably didn’t know!

Our Solar system is a magical box with full of mysteries. Do you think you know everything about our Solar system? Well, it has lot of surprising facts concealed in it. And here are some of the astonishing facts about our Solar system which you are probably unaware of. Mercury is not the hottest planet Since our initial school days we have been taught that Mercury is the hottest planet as it is close to sun compared to any other planets. But reality is that, Venus, the second nearest planet to the Sun is the hottest planet of our solar

Secrets You Will Not Want To Know About Alpha Centauri The Closest Star System

A clear sky with stars all around, isn’t that beautiful to see? The black and clean sky filled with diamond like sparkling and twinkling stars is something that no person can stop admiring. It is indeed, one of the most beautiful views of nature. The size of the Universe is beyond our imagination. Our earth is just a very small part of it. From the earth, we see uncountable stars around. It is impossible to count them. The stars in the sky look very small. But in real, these tiny looking stars are million times bigger than what we actually

How Does The Surface Of The Sun Look Like

A saffron colored ball high up on the sky catching the attention of everyone, soothing the eye and giving peace to the mind. The saffron ball is nothing but the sun. Sunset and sunrise are the most beautiful views which the nature has gifted to the lives on planet Earth. No one can deny the fact that the beauty of nature is mesmerising and the sun adds on to the charm of is worth admiring! Ever since the Earth was born, the people are seeing the sun. In fact, the sun is there in the Universe long before the

Eclipse through the eyes of Aryabhatta

Shloka: चन्द्रो जलमर्कोऽग्निर्मृद्भूश्छायापि या तमस्त छादयति शशी सूर्यं शशिनं महती  च भूच्छाया || Chandro jalam arko’gnirmRid bhUsh chhAyApi yA tamastaddhi | ChhAdayati shashI sUryam shashinam mahatI cha bhUch chAyA || Source: Aryabhatiyam, Golapadah, Chapter4, Shlokha 37 (499 AD) Meaning: Moon is of water, sun is of fire, earth is of soil, and its shadow is of darkness. The moon covers the sun and the great shadow of the earth covers moon. Aryabhatta was the first to explain how the Lunar Eclipse and the Solar Eclipse happened. He says that the Moon and planets simply shine by reflected sunlight. Earlier it was assumed that the