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Solar & Lunar Eclipses

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Solar & Lunar Eclipses
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  • A model of the solar system can explain eclipses of the sun and the moon.
  • A solar eclipse happens when our view of the sun is blocked by the moon.
  • A lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes into Earth's shadow.
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Level 1

What is the alignment of the earth, moon and sun during a SOLAR eclipse?

Level 2

What is the alignment of the earth, moon and sun during a LUNAR eclipse?

Level 3

If the moon orbits the Earth every 27 days, why is there not an eclipse every month?

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