Answer the following:
What are the moon phases in order starting at a New Moon? T or F the Earth's tilt is 25 degrees T or F the moon always has the same side facing Earth
An eclipse takes place when a planet or moon passes between another planet, moon or the sun.There are 2 types of eclipses: Solar eclipse Lunar eclipse Eclipses can be partial, total, or annular depending on the alignment of the Earth, moon, and sun. Solar eclipses are much more rare than lunar eclipses, occurring only once every 18 months.
When the moon passes directly between the Earth and the Sun on the same line, casting a shaow on the surface of the Earth. Happens during the NEW MOON phas of the lunar cycle Can be total, annular or partial eclipse Total solar eclipses can only occur if you are in the exact spot within the moons umbra
Partial Solar Eclipse – Visible if you are in the penumbra of the shadow. Only some of the Sun will be shadowed.
Annular Eclipse – occurs when the moon is farthest from the Earth in its orbit. This makes the moon look smaller, so during the eclipse you see an outer ring of light from the Sun.
Total Eclipse – occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit. This makes the moon look bigger, so during the total eclipse you can only see the light ring - have to be in a very specific spot to see it!
The longest total solar eclipse ever recorded lasted almost 7 and a half minutes. The longest annular solar eclipse ever recorded lasted almost 12 minutes. A solar eclipse can be seen from anywhere on Earth about every 18 months.
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Lunar eclipses occur when the Earth passes directly between the moon and the Sun, casting a shadow on the surface of the moon. Happens during a FULL MOON
Umbra - The dark inner portion of the shadow cone Penumbra - the lighter outer portion of the shadow
Total lunar eclipse - when the moon passes completely into the Umbra (shadow of the Earth) Partial Lunar Ecliples: When the moond does not fully move into the Umbra
Lunar Eclipse - Types
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Why do you think Eclipses are so rare?
If the Moon's orbit were exactly aligned with ours we would see A solar eclipse every New Moon A lunar eclipse every Full Moon Why doesn't this happen??? The moon's orbit is tilted approximately 5 degrees from ours This means the Moon and the Earths orbits MUST align in order of an eclipse to occur
Why are eclipses so rare?
Draw a diagram of how the Earth, Sun and Moon align to cause a Solar Eclipse
Draw a diagram of how the Earth, Sun and Moon align to cause a LUNAR Eclipse
What is a solar eclipse?
- When the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, blocking the sunlight
- When the Earth passes between the Sun and Moon, casting a shadow on the Moon
- When the Moon appears larger than usual in the night sky
What type of eclipse occurs when the Moon is directly between the Sun and Earth?
- Annular solar eclipse
- Lunar eclipse
- Total solar eclipse
What causes a lunar eclipse?
- When Mars aligns with Earth and creates a shadow on our satellite.
- When asteroids collide with each other in space.
- When Earth blocks sunlight from reaching the Moon by positioning itself directly between them.
During a lunar eclipse, why does the moon appear red?
- Because The moon turns red during an eclipsed state.
- Due to sunlight passing through Earth's atmosphere and bending towards it before reaching The Moon.
- Due to reflections from other celestial bodies.
What is the difference between a solar and lunar eclipse? What is the difference between a total and partial solar eclipse? When a solar eclipse happens, the Moon and the Sun appear to be exactly the same size. a Which is the biggest, the Sun or the Moon? b Why do they appear to be the same size? Find out what people in the past thought of eclipses. What did they think happened? Were they afraid of what was happening?