Solar Eclipses and Lunar Eclipses- By: Jacob Deemer

Solar Eclipses

Solar Eclipse: When the moon's shadow appears on Earths surface

As Earth rotates, the moon's shadow moves along Earths surface

If you are outside the umbra & penumbras you cannot see a solar eclipse at all

You can only see a total solar eclipse from within the moon's umbra

a total solar eclipse last no longer than about 7 min.

Solar eclipses only occur during a new moon, however they don't occur very new moon

Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse: occurs when the Moon moves into Earth's shadow

Occurs only during a full moon

Unlike solar eclipses, you can see any lunar eclipse from any location on the side of Earth facing the Moon.

When the entire Moon moves through Earth's umbra, a total lunar eclipse occurs

You can still see the Moon even when it is completely within Earth's umbra

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