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A lunar eclipse can only occur during which moon phase?
a) Full Moon b) New Moon c) Waxing Gibbous d) First Quarter
A solar eclipse can occur only during which moon phase?
a) new moon b) full moon c) waxing gibbous d) first quarter
When the shadow of a body blocks the light of something else this is called
a) an eclipse b) moon c) seasons d) corona
A solar eclipse is when the
a) sun, moon and earth are aligned (in this order) b) moon, sun and earth are aligned (in this order) c) sun, earth and moon are aligned (in this order) d) sun, mars, moon and earth are aligned (in this order)
A lunar eclipse is when the
a) sun, earth and moon are aligned (in this order) b) sun, mars, moon and earth are aligned (in this order) c) moon, sun and earth are aligned (in this order) d) sun, moon and earth are aligned (in this order)
The red color during a lunar eclipse is due to
a) dust in space b) dust from Mars c) dust in the moon's atmosphere d) dust in the Earth's atmosphere
A total solar eclipse is visible from
a) only within the moon's umbra. b) all over Earth. c) only the dark side of Earth. d) only within the moon's penumbra.
A ______________________ eclipse occurs when a new moon blocks your view of the sun.
a) penumbra b) lunar c) solar d) umbra
You are less likely to see a total solar eclipse than a total lunar eclipse because
a) new moon phases occur less often than full moon phases. b) the moon's umbra covers a small area on Earth's surface. c) the moon's shadow covers all of the Earth during a solar eclipse. d) only people in the daytime side of Earth can see a solar eclipse.
The duration of a lunar eclipse is
a) shorter than a solar eclipse. b) almost the same length as a solar eclipse. c) none of the choices provided. d) longer than a solar eclipse.
The reason we don't have eclipses each month is because
a) the Earth's orbit is titled 23.5 degrees compared to the moon. b) the moon's orbit is tilted 23.5 degrees compared to Earth. c) the moon's orbit is tilted 5 degrees compared to Earth. d) duh - we have eclipses every month.
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