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Annular Solar Eclipse 2020: GK Quiz on Surya Grahan

Annular Solar Eclipse 2020: The Sun is about 400 times bigger than the Moon and also 400 times far away from the Earth. Due to this cosmic coincidence both the objects appear about the same angular size in the sky.

1. Which type of Solar Eclipse will occur on 21 June, 2020?
A. Partial Solar Eclipse
B. Annular Solar Eclipse
C. Total Solar Eclipse
D. Hybrid Solar Eclipse
Ans. B
Explanation: The Solar Eclipse that will occur on 21 June is Annular Solar Eclipse.

2. What is the cause of Solar Eclipse?
A. When Moon moves between the Sun and the Earth, blocking out the rays of the Sun and cast a shadow on parts of Earth.
B. When Earth comes in between the Sun and the Moon. Rays of the Sun gets blocked.
C. When Sun comes in between the Earth and Moon and casts a shadow.
D. When rays of the Sun does not reach the Earth and rays of Moon gets blocked.
Ans. A
Explanation: When New Moon moves between the Sun and the Earth, blocking out the rays of the Sun and cast a shadow on parts of Earth.

3. In which type of Solar Eclipse, Ring of Fire occurs?
A. Hybrid Solar Eclipse
B. Annular Solar Eclipse
C. Partial Solar Eclipse
D. None of the above
Ans. B
Explanation: When Moon passes directly between the Earth and the Sun Solar Eclipse is said to occur. As a result, the Moon does not always block the entire Sun. Bright ring of sunlight is formed around the Moon at the height of the annular solar eclipse and this way got the name 'Ring of Fire’.

4. At what time the Solar Eclipse of 21 June, 2020 will start?
A. 8:15 am
B. 8:45 am
C. 9:15 am
D. 9:45 am
Ans. C
Explanation: The Annular Solar Eclipse of 21 June, 2020 will start at 9:15 am as per Indian Standard Timing (IST). The full eclipse will start from 10:17 am and the maximum eclipse will occur at 12:10 pm. By 3:04 pm, it will end.

5. From which of the following place (s) the Solar Eclipse of 21 June, 2020 will be visible?
A. Northern India
B. Parts of Europe and Australia
C. Much of Asia, Africa and the Pacific Ocean
D. All the above
Ans. D
Explanation: The Solar Eclipse of 21 June, 2020 will be visible from Northern India, parts of Europe and Australia. Also, much of Asia, Africa, the Pacific and the Indian Ocean.

6. Name the point in the orbit of the Moon at which it is farthest from the Earth?
A. Apogee
B. Perigee
C. Umbra
D. Penumbra
Ans. A
Explanation: The point in the orbit of the Moon at which it is farthest from the Earth is called Apogee.

7.  Which of the following is the region of complete shadow resulting from the obstruction of light by an opaque object?
A. Penumbra
B. Umbra
C. Antumbra
D. None of the above
Ans. B
Explanation: Umbra is the darkest part of the shadow that cast by the Moon onto the Earth during a Solar Eclipse. Whereas Penumbra is the outer of the conical shadow that cast by Moon onto the Earth during Solar Eclipse.

These are some questions based on Solar Eclipse 2020 that will occur on 21 June.
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