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2.8: Solar Eclipses

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penumbra Outer part of shadow that remains partially lit during an eclipse.
solar eclipse Occurs when the Moon passes directly between the Earth and Sun; the Moon’s shadow blocks the Sun from view.
umbra Inner, cone-shaped part of a shadow when all light is blocked during an eclipse.

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