Q. Which of the following defines the partial solar eclipse?

[A] It is the eclipse occurred when the Moon completely covers the Sun.

[B] It is the eclipse occurred when the Sun and Moon are exactly in line with the Earth but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun.u00a0

[C] It occurs when the Sun and Moon are not exactly in line with the Earth and the Moon covers only a portion of the Sun.

[D] It happens when Earth positions itself between the sun and the moon casting a shadow across the lunar surface.u00a0

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation –

Partial solar eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are not exactly in line with the Earth and the Moon covers only a portion of the Sun.

Source: The Hindu