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Solar Eclipse 1500 CFA Francs 3oz .999 pure silver coin.
This beautiful coin features a notable astonomical event, the solar eclipse of 2015. A total solar eclipse occurred on March 20th, 2015. The coin is partially coloured and 24 carat gold particle application.
Extremely low mintage of 999 pieces worldwide. With box and COA.
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|Country :||Burkina Faso|
|Face Value :||1,500 CFA Francs|
|Metal :||.999 Fine silver|
|Weight :||3 oz|
|Size :||55.00 mm|
|Mintage :||Only 999 pcs. worldwide|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Original ETUI box/case :||Yes|
As seen from the Earth, a solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks ("occults") the Sun. This can happen only at new moon, when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction as seen from Earth in an alignment referred to as syzygy. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon.
There are four types of solar eclipses:
- A total eclipse occurs when the dark silhouette of the Moon completely obscures the intensely bright light of the Sun, allowing the much fainter solar corona to be visible. During any one eclipse, totality occurs at best only in a narrow track on the surface of Earth.
- An annular eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are exactly in line, but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun. Hence the Sun appears as a very bright ring, or annulus, surrounding the dark disk of the Moon.
- A hybrid eclipse (also called annular/total eclipse) shifts between a total and annular eclipse. At certain points on the surface of Earth it appears as a total eclipse, whereas at other points it appears as annular. Hybrid eclipses are comparatively rare.
- A partial eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are not exactly in line and the Moon only partially obscures the Sun. This phenomenon can usually be seen from a large part of the Earth outside of the track of an annular or total eclipse. However, some eclipses can only be seen as a partial eclipse, because the umbra passes above the Earth's polar regions and never intersects the Earth's surface. Partial eclipses are virtually unnoticeable, as it takes well over 90% coverage to notice any darkening at all. Even at 99% it would be no darker than civil twilight.
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