On July 2, 2019, the Earth will cross the shadow of the moon, creating a total solar eclipse. Every 18 years, 11 days and eight hours something incredible happens across a narrow swathe of our planet as the Sun, Moon and Earth come full circle.
Almost identical such phenomenon occurs every 18 years and 11 months. What is this cycle called?
- A) Milankovitch cycles
- B) Sothic cycle
- C) Saros cycle
- D) Metonic cycle
Correct Answer is Saros cycle.
Almost identical such phenomenon occurs every 18 years and 11 months. This cycle is called as Saros cycle.
The Saros cycle, which lasts approximately 6,585.3 days, governs the periodicity and recurrence of eclipses (18 years 11 days 8 hours). The Chaldeans knew it as a time when lunar eclipses appeared to repeat themselves, although the cycle also applies to solar eclipses.
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Answer 1: Odisha
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Answer 3: Bhutan
Answer 4: Saros cycle
Answer 5: Zeal