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There are three types of solar eclipse, based on the degree of obscuration.
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total eclipse annular eclipse partial eclipse

total eclipse click to hear : total eclipse

Occurs when the lunar disk completely covers the solar disk and only the Sun’s corona remains visible.

annular eclipse click to hear : annular eclipse

Occurs when the Moon comes between Earth and the Sun, reducing the latter to a luminous ring.

partial eclipse click to hear : partial eclipse

Observed by anyone within the penumbra zone during an eclipse.