This is a solar eclipse. This happens when the moon blocks out the sun. You are probably thinking, "how,the sun is larger than even the earth." The moon is much smaller but it is also closer than the sun.
This is a lunar eclipse. This happens when the earth's shadow blocks the light that is reflected by the sun.
There are also partial eclipses.
This is a partial lunar eclipse.
This is a partial solar eclipse.
These are lunar and solar eclipses.


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