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4.7: Eclipses

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lunar eclipse

lunar eclipse

An eclipse that occurs when the Moon moves through the shadow of the Earth and is blocked from view.
penumbra

penumbra

Outer part of shadow that remains partially lit during an eclipse.
solar eclipse

solar eclipse

Occurs when moon passes directly between the Earth and Sun; the Moon’s shadow blocks the Sun from view.
umbra

umbra

Inner cone shaped part of a shadow when all light is blocked during an eclipse.

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