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					   Eclipses
Of the Sun and Moon
         Eclipses Terms
Solar Eclipse - When the moon blocks
the light from the Sun and casts a shadow
on the Earth.
 Penumbra - The partial light seen from or
on the planetary body in eclipse.
Umbra - The center on the shadow casted
by the star.
        Types of Eclipses
Total Eclipse - A complete blockage of
light as seen from another planetary body
Annular Eclipse - A Solar Eclipse that is
less than Total due to the Moon being too
far from the Earth to the Sun's disc
Lunar Eclipse - When the Earth blocks the
sun light striking the Moon
Solar Eclipse
Visible Features During Eclipses
Solar Corona -The portion of Sun's upper
atmosphere
Chromosphere - The lower portion of the
Sun's atmosphere
Prominence - A gaseous formation above
the surface of the Sun
Lunar Eclipse

				
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