solar eclipses

There have been two odd solar eclipses recently, both lasting about an hour. The royal astronomers can usually predict eclipses with great accuracy, but these came as a complete surprise. They also looked different from standard eclipses. The sun darkened, but there were sill faint red whisps on the surface of solar flares, rather than the usual dark disc which slowly covers the sun.

These eclipses are more considered an academic curiosity than any kind of threat. Most of the interest in them comes from professional or amateur astronomers.

solar eclipses

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