Earth will plunge into darkness for five minutes

July 11, 2010 will be another total solar eclipse.The best place to observe them is Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean.Lasts a unique natural phenomenon is 5 minutes sekund.11 July 20, 2010 will be the next total solar eclipse.The best place to observe them is Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean.Lasts a unique natural phenomenon is 5 minutes 20 seconds.

eclipse will pass through nine time zones.According to experts, the whole band is a total solar eclipse of 11 thousand km is available for observation, and the shadow width reaches 259 km.

next solar eclipse is expected to November 13, 2012.It is best to watch as the Moon's shadow will fall on the Earth will be in northern Australia and the South Pacific Ocean, RIA Novosti reported.

Solar eclipse - an interesting natural phenomenon, a person familiar with the ancient times.They are relatively common, but can not be seen from all areas of the earth's surface and so many seem to be rare.

solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes in the background of the

solar disk.This occurs at the time of the new moon.The moon is closer to Earth than the Sun, about 400 times, and at the same time, its diameter is smaller than the diameter of the sun is also about 400 times.Therefore, the apparent size of the Earth and the Sun are nearly identical, and the moon can shut him the sun.

But not every new moon solar eclipse occurs.Due to the inclination of the orbit of the Moon to the Earth's orbit is usually a little moon "misses" and passes above or below the Sun at the time of the new moon.However, at least two times a year, but no more than five shadow of the moon falls on the earth and there is a solar eclipse.

Maximum duration of totality is less than 7 minutes, 31 seconds.But most often it is two or three minutes.The last total solar eclipse occurred on July 22, 2009.This solar eclipse was the longest in the XXI century for the duration of the total phase - it lasted more than six minutes.

In Russia the next total eclipse will be visible only to March 30, 2033, however, the Moon's shadow will affect only a small region of Chukotka and the islands in the Bering Sea.Eclipse of April 9, 2043 will be seen in the Magadan region.Only 20 April 2061 again will total solar eclipse that will be seen in the more populated regions of Russia - the Urals and south of the European part.