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December 14: Total Solar Eclipse. (Astrology, Cosmos, Stars, Astros, Tarot, Horoscopes, Mysteries, Influences, Curiosities… Connect your mind with the Universe, Learn today with Dorian.)

December 14: Total Solar Eclipse

Hello Friends of Dorian’s Secrets!

Today, December 14, 2020, the phenomenon of a total solar eclipse will be occurring, which will be visible from 2:32 p.m. to 5:54 p.m. UTC.

This phenomenon will peak at 4:13 PM. The totality will travel a narrow path that will cross the South Pacific, Chile, Argentina and the South Atlantic. The partial phase of the eclipse can be observed from central and southern South America and Antarctica.

Solar Eclipse:

A solar eclipse is the astronomical phenomenon that occurs when the Moon hides the Sun as seen from Earth. This occurs when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are aligned. This alignment coincides with the new moon and indicates that the Moon is very close to the plane of the ecliptic. Eclipses can be total, if the sunlight is totally hidden by the Moon, annular and partial, if only part of the Sun is covered.

If the Moon had a perfectly circular orbit, was closer to Earth and in the same orbital plane, there would be total eclipses every new moon. However, since the lunar orbit is slightly more than five degrees inclined relative to Earth’s, its shadow does not generally cover the Earth. Only if the Moon is close to the plane of the ecliptic during a new moon, a solar eclipse can occur. Special conditions must be met for the two events to coincide because the Moon crosses the ecliptic at its nodes twice each draconic month, while the new moons occur each synodic month. Therefore, solar eclipses occur only during limited periods in which two to five occur, with a maximum of two total eclipses.

Total eclipses are rare because the timing of the new moon with the alignment of the Moon, the Sun, and an observer on Earth has to be exact. Furthermore, the eccentricity of the Moon’s orbit often takes it far enough from Earth that its apparent size is not large enough to completely block the Sun. Totality only occurs along a narrow path on the Earth’s surface traced by the lunar shadow.

Despite the fact that eclipses are natural phenomena, in some ancient and modern cultures they are explained by supernatural causes or are considered bad omens. A total eclipse can be terrifying for people unaware of its astronomical explanation, as the Sun seems to disappear during the day and the sky darkens in a matter of minutes.

Since looking directly at the Sun can cause permanent eye damage or blindness, special eye protection or indirect vision techniques are used to observe a solar eclipse. It is, in theory, safe to see the total phase of an eclipse with the naked eye, without protection. However, it is a dangerous practice, since most people are not trained to recognize the phases of an eclipse, which can last more than two hours while the total phase only reaches a maximum of seven and a half minutes and is often shorter.

How does the Total Solar Eclipse influence the life of the Zodiacal Signs?

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