- Eclipse is a phenomenon when the Moon or the Sun seems to disappear from sight completely or partly.
- The phenomenon involved three objects in the Solar System, that is the Sun, the Earth and the Moon.
- The Moon revolves around the Earth and at the same time the Moon and the Earth revolves around the Sun.
4. Sometimes the Sun, Earth and Moon lie in a straight line and cause the phenomenon eclipse to
5. An eclipse occurs because .......
- light travels in straight line.
- light cannot pass through an opaque object.
The Eclipse Of The Moon
- An eclipse of the Moon occurs when the Earth lies between the Sun and the Moon in straight line.
- The Earth blocks the sunlight from reaching the Moon.
- The Earth's shadow will cover the Moon's surface.
- The eclipse of the Moon can only be observed at night.
- An eclipse of the Moon only occurs at the phase of a full Moon.
- The partial eclipse of the Moon occurs when a portion of the Moon enters the Earth's shadow.
Phases of the Moon during an eclipse of the Moon
The Eclipse Of the Sun
- The eclipse of the Sun occurs when the Moon lies between the Sun and the Earth in a straight line.
- The Moon blocks the sunlight from reaching the Earth.
- The Moon's shadow will cover a part of the Earth's surface.
- The eclipse of the Sun can only be observed during the day.
- During the total eclipse of the Sun, the sky becomes completely dark during the day.
- The total eclipse of the sun occurs for only a few minutes.
Eclipse of the Sun
Phases of the Sun during an eclipse of the Sun