What Is a Total Eclipse?


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There will be a total lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014 starting at 3:53 UT and ending at 4:26 UT. It will be visible in Australia, the Pacific, and the Americas.
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A total eclipse is an astronomical event where the sun is totally covered by the moon or the earth's shade totally covers the Moon. The term eclipse is used to describe either a solar eclipse or a lunar eclipse.
A total eclipse is when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun. In a total eclipse, the Sun is completely blocked by the moon, leaving no visible Sun around the edges.
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A total solar eclipse happens when the moon is between the sun and the earth so the sun is completely blocked by the moon. A total eclipse is very rare.
When the moon is full, it is directly opposite the sun in the sky. When it is in this position it passes through the Earth's shadow. This blocks part or all of the sun's light, therefore
The next total solar eclipse will be on November 13, 2012, visible in northern Australia and the southern Pacific Ocean. The next total lunar eclipse will be on December 10, 2011,
n. An eclipse in which the entire surface of a celestial body is obscured.
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