• # question_answer Consider the following statements: I. Solar eclipse occurs when moon is exactly between the earth and the sun. II. Solar eclipse occurs when the earth is exactly between the sun and the moon. Codes: A)  Statement I is correct B)  Statement II is correct C)  Statement I and II are correct D)  Neither I nor II is correct

Correct Answer: A

Solution :

[a] Total or partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon is exactly between the sun and the earth. In this position, the moon obstructs the sun's rays coming to the earth. A solar eclipse will occur only if the sun and the moon are on one side of the earth. Usually we have partial solar eclipse, but total or full solar eclipse also occurs, although at varying intervals of time depending on the position of the sun, the earth and the moon.

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