Solar and Lunar Eclipses

Lunar Eclipse

is when the moon appears darkened as it passes into the Earth's shadow. They occur 2-4 times a year. The next one will be on February 11.

Half Lunar Eclipse

happens when the Earth moves in between the Sun and the Moon, but they are not aligned perfectly.

Solar Eclipse

is when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth. The next one will occur on August 21.

Half Solar Eclipse

is when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth but they don't line up in a perfect line.

By, Taylor Decker

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TAYLOR DECKER
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Created with images by rkarkowski - "moon the fullness of sky" • Jörg Weingrill - "Partial Lunar Eclipse" • emrank - "04:26 am - Half closed" • kaboompics - "sun moon solar" • NASA Goddard Photo and Video - "NASA's SDO Sees Lunar Transit" • rkarkowski - "moon the fullness of sky"

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