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Chapter 1 Section 2: Eclipses – Two Column Notes


Eclipses
Why don’t eclipses occur every month?              ___________________________________

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Figure 6 – Interpreting Diagrams: How large        ___________________________________
is the angle between Earth’s orbit and the
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moon’s orbit?
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Solar Eclipses
solar eclipse -                                    ___________________________________

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At what phase of the moon does a solar eclipse     ___________________________________
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Explain why a solar eclipses occur.           ___________________________________

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Total Solar Eclipses
umbra -                                       ___________________________________

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Who sees a total solar eclipse -              ___________________________________

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What does a person see during a total solar   ___________________________________
eclipse?
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Partial Solar Eclipses
penumbra -                                    ___________________________________

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What do people in the penumbra see during a   ___________________________________
partial solar eclipse?
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Lunar Eclipses
lunar eclipse -                                ___________________________________

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What phase of the moon does a lunar eclipse    ___________________________________
occur?

Describe why lunar eclipses occur.             ___________________________________

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Figure 8 - Interpreting Diagrams: What is the ___________________________________
difference between Earth’s umbra and
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penumbra?
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Total Lunar Eclipses
Why are you more likely to see a total lunar   ___________________________________
eclipse than a total solar eclipse?
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Partial Lunar Eclipses
Explain why partial lunar eclipses occur.   ___________________________________

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