Solar Eclipse

Watch this video and answer the following questions in your own comment.

  1. What is happening to the Sun as seen from Earth during a solar eclipse? Describe it.
  2. Why can a solar eclipse happen only during a new Moon phase?
  3. What would a solar eclipse look like if the Moon were smaller than it is now?
  4. Using two balls of quite different sizes, see if you can demonstrate why the Moon and Sun appear to be the same size when viewed from Earth.
  5. Based on what you now know about a solar eclipse, try to explain what happens during a lunar eclipse. (Hint: They only can happen when there is a full Moon!)

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