Most Total Eclipses Happen North Of This Line

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Solar eclipses can happen anywhere on earth, but if you want to see a total eclipse, you need to go to the far north, because the Earth’s shape and orbit determine the high latitudes and eclipse hotspot.

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To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords:
– Annular Eclipse: an eclipse of the sun in which the edge of the sun remains visible as a bright ring around the moon.
– Elliptical orbit: when an object moves around another object in an oval shaped path.
– Latitude: the angular distance of a place north or south of the earth’s equator, or of a celestial object north or south of the celestial equator, usually expressed in degrees and minutes.
– Total Eclipse: an eclipse of the sun in which the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun.

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Bakich, Michael E. “How Often Do Solar Eclipses Occur? | Astronomy.com.” Astronomy Magazine, 18 July 2023, https://www.astronomy.com/observing/how-often-do-solar-eclipses-occur/

Espenak, Fred, and Jean Meeus. Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses. 30 July 2021.

J. Meeus. “The Frequency of Total and Annular Solar Eclipses for a given Place.” Journal of the British Astronomical Association, vol. 92, 1 Apr. 1982, pp. 124–126.

“The Comparative Size of Various Solar System Objects | Britannica.” https://www.britannica.com/video/185399/size-solar-system-objects

Wright, Ernie (2024). “NASA Scientific Visualization Studio | 5000 Years of Total Solar Eclipses.” NASA Scientific Visualization Studio. https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/5222