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In a lunar eclipse the moon moves in an orbit around the Earth and at the same time the earth orbits the sun sometimes the earth moves between the sun and the moon when this happens the Earth blocks the sunlight that is normally reflected by the moon. Instead of light hitting the moon's surface. The earth shadow falls on it. This is an eclipse of the moon or a lunar eclipse. A lunar eclipse can only happen when the moon is full.
A solar eclipse happens when the moon orbits Earth moving between the sun and the art when this happens the moon blocks the light of the sun from reaching the earth. This causes a solar eclipse or an eclipse of the sun. During a solar eclipse the moon casts a shadow on the earth.
Astronomy involves anything outside the Earth's atmosphere. Astronomers study the Sun, Moon, planets, stars, galaxies and all other matter in the universe. Astronomy applies mathematics, physics, and chemistry in an effort to explain the origin of the universe. Astronomy is one of the oldest natural sciences. The early civilizations including the Babylonians, Greeks, Egyptians, Nubians and Chinese performed methodical observations of the night sky. Astronomy is one of the few sciences where amateurs play an active and important role by watching the skies and discovering new comets and stars.
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Important! How to view an eclipse
Never never view the sun with the naked eye or with any optical device, such as binoculars or a telescope!