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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.


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 ...


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, ...


Aug 21, 2017 ... 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 ...


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


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.


Sep 22, 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 ...


An eclipse of the Sun happens when the New Moon moves between the Sun and Earth, blocking out the Sun's rays and casting a shadow on parts of Earth.


Aug 18, 2017 ... Total solar eclipses are possible on Earth, and occur whenever the Moon aligns with the Earth-Sun plane during a new Moon phase, and is ...