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Eclipse Terms

TermDefinition
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 the Earth
Lunar Eclipse When the Earth the light of the sun and casts a shadow on the moon
New Moon The moon phase needed for a solar eclipse
Corona The outermost part of the 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 area where you are able to 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: randyg24