Solar Eclipse Influences the Environment of the Earth

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)


The effects of eclipse were observed in a part of China on 23 July 2009 which shows that the cosmic ray intensity decreases with the decrease in Electron flux recorded by the Sun Observatory Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) satellite. The attempt was based on the changes in the concentration of atmospheric gases like Sulfur Dioxide, Nitrogen Dioxide, Aerosol, and Cloud cover. The paper shows direct correlation of cosmic ray intensity, heliophysical and atmospheric variation during the solar eclipse. It will be useful educational information to understand the atmosphere in variable condition.


Cloud Cover Electron Flux Solar Eclipse Cloud Fraction Nitrogen Dioxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Environmental SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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