Sun Current Affairs - 2020

Solar Eclipse in India

The Earth is to witness an annular solar eclipse on June 21, 2020. The eclipse is to be the deepest as the moon is to cover 98.8% of the sun. Highlights There are four types of solar eclipses. They are partial solar eclipse, total solar eclipse, hybrid solar eclipse and annual solar eclipse. Total Eclipse: Read More…

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Existence of Earth like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri confirmed

On May 30, 2020, the international team of scientists confirmed the existence of the planet that is of the size of the earth. The planet is revolving Proxima Centauri star in the Alpha Centauri star system. Highlights The planet has the mass of 1.17 times as that of the earth. The mass of the planet Read More…

Sun has entered into deepest period of Sunshine Recession

The sun has reached into a state of ‘solar minimum’. It has been more than 100 days since sun has shown zero sunspots. The sun is to enter into the deepest period of ‘sunshine recession’. Highlights The cycle of the sun lasts for 11 years. This is called Solar Cycle. Solar minimum does not mean Read More…

Super Earth discovered

The scientists from New Zealand have discovered the “Super Earth”. It potentially holds the conditions to sustain human life. Highlights The super earth is one of the handful of planets discovered that are of the same size and orbiting distance as that of the earth. The host star of the planet is 10% the mass Read More…

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NASA announces SUNRISE Mission

On March 30, 2020, NASA announced Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment (SUNRISE) mission. The mission is to study about how sun creates Giant Solar Particle Storms. Highlights Studying the solar storms, the mission aims to understand the working of the solar system. The study will also aid future astronauts travelling to Mars and protect them Read More…