Eclipses

Lunar & Solar

Lunar Eclipse

  • Occurs when the Moon moves into Earth's shadow
  • Occurs only during full moon phase
  • Can see from anywhere on Earth

Solar Eclipse

  • Occurs when the Moon's shadow appears on Earth's surface
  • Moon passes between Earth and Sun
  • Only during New Moon phase
  • type of eclipse you see depends on whether your in the path of the umbra or penumbra
  • umbra- total solar eclipse
  • penumbra- partial solar eclipse