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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

Based on the number of moons orbiting each planet, a solar eclipse can occur on which of the planets in our solar system? Why do you say so?

Level 2

Using the components of the Earth-Sun-Moon system, show what a lunar eclipse would look like from the perspective of an astronaut standing on the Moon.

Level 3

Using the components of the Earth-Sun-Moon system, show what a solar eclipse would look like from the perspective of an astronaut standing on the Moon.