Brain Teasers
Brain Teasers Trivia Mentalrobics Games Community
Personal Links
Submit a Teaser
Your Favorites
Your Watchlist
Browse Teasers
All

Cryptography
Group
Language
Letter-Equations
Logic
Logic-Grid
Math
Mystery
Optical-Illusions
Other
Probability
Rebus
Riddle
Science
Series
Situation
Trick
Trivia

Random
Daily Teasers
Search Teasers

Advanced Search
Add to Google Add to del.icio.us

More ways to get Braingle...

Crazy Cousin Matt

Science brain teasers require understanding of the physical or biological world and the laws that govern it.

 

Puzzle ID:#28635
Fun:*** (2.64)
Difficulty:** (1.68)
Category:Science
Submitted By:metallicman*us***
Corrected By:qqqq

 

 

 



Eclipses of the Sun are created by the Moon blocking the Sun from earth. There are two parts of the eclipse: the umbra, which is complete darkness; and the penumbra, which is an area where only a portion of the sun is covered and there is still light.

Tinman's cousin, Matt, was telling him about his eclipse experience. He recently took a trip to Southern Mexico to see it, and he came back with a fascinating story about how long it took for everything to get dark, and what happened. Matt was angry because the area he was in was supposed to be in the umbra of the eclipse, yet he still saw light. After Tinman explained what happened, Matt realized that he was just confused and thanked his cousin. What did Tinman say?


Answer

During an eclipse, all of the Sun is covered. Even though it is covered, solar flares and light are coming off of the Sun, and when the moon covers the Sun you get to see this spectacle. Matt didn't think that was part of the eclipse, so he was confused.
Hide




What Next?

  
  

See another brain teaser just like this one...

Or, just get a random brain teaser

If you become a registered user you can vote on this brain teaser, keep track of
which ones you have seen, and even make your own.

 






Back to Top
   



Users in Chat : Katherine24 

Online Now: 11 users and 720 guests

Copyright © 1999-2014 | Updates | FAQ | RSS | Widgets | Links | Green | Subscribe | Contact | Privacy | Conditions | Advertise

Custom Search





Sign In A Create a free account