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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse

A solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and when the Moon fully or partially blocks ("occults") the Sun.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eclipse

An eclipse involving the Sun, Earth, and Moon can occur only when they are nearly in a straight line, allowing one to be ...

starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/questions/question6.html

During a total eclipse, the Moon completely covers our view of the Sun. A total eclipse is only visible from a narrow strip (about 150 km wide) of the Earth's ...

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There are two types of eclipses on Earth: an eclipse of the moon and an eclipse of the sun. What Is a Lunar Eclipse? The moon moves in an orbit around Earth, ...

www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~pogge/Ast161/Unit2/eclipses.html

Lecture 9: Eclipses of the Sun & Moon. Key Ideas: Lunar Eclipses. Moon passes through the Earth's shadow; Total, Partial, & Penumbral lunar eclipses.

www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar-eclipse.html

Solar eclipses happen when the New Moon comes between the Sun and Earth and blocks out the Sun's, like the total solar eclipse in the US August 2017.

www.newsweek.com/what-solar-eclipse-why-moon-652775

2 days ago ... The sun, moon and Earth will line up in a rare celestial event Monday that, from coast to coast, will turn day to night. The total solar eclipse will ...

earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/total-eclipse-of-sun-august-21-2017

Aug 6, 2017 ... On August 21, 2017 a total eclipse of the sun will be visible from within .... Animated Map – animated map of the Moon's shadows across Earth.

www.space.com/15584-solar-eclipses.html

Apr 12, 2017 ... A solar eclipse can only take place at the phase of new moon, when the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth and its shadows fall ...