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Eclipse Flashcards

Essential vocab for learning about solar and lunar eclipses!

Eclipse When a planet or moon passes between another planet, moon or the sun.
Solar Eclipse When the moon blocks the light of the sun and casts a shadow on Earth
New Moon The moon phases needed for a solar eclipse
Lunar When the earth blocks the light of the sun from the moon and casts a shadow on the moon
Corona The outermost part of a sun’s atmosphere. This is visible during an eclipse.
Full Moon The moon phase needed for a lunar eclipse
Totality When the sun or moon is completely blocked from view during an eclipse
Path of Totality The are where you are able to see a total eclipse.
Umbra The darkest shadow cast during an eclipse.
Umbra Waning When the darkest shadow begins to leave
Penumbra The lighter shadow cast reflected from the Sun’s corona during an eclipse
Created by: mcoman