Quiz 3. Eclipses

Name: ________________________ GIVEN 9/13 ID number: ________________________

I. Sketch the positions of the Sun, Moon, and Earth during a solar eclipse. Draw lines to show where in space the Sun's light is completely blocked out, and where it's only partly blocked out.












II. Sketch the positions of the Sun, Moon, and Earth during a lunar eclipse. Draw lines to show where in space the Sun's light is completely blocked out, and where it's only partly blocked out.












III. Seeing a total lunar eclipse is usually just a matter of stepping outside at the right time and looking up, while seeing a total solar eclipse generally involves travel to far-away locations. Explain this fact.












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