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Parts of a Solar Eclipse

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Sun
Star at the center of the solar system
Earth
Third planet from the sun, only planet in our solar system with life on it.
Moon
Astronomical body that orbits the earth.
Moon's orbit
The moon orbits the earth approx. every 28 days.
Total Solar Eclipse
When the earth, the moon, and then sun are in complete alignment. Those in the direct path of the moon's shadow will see the sun go dark.
Partial Solar Eclipse
Partial solar eclipses happen when the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth, but the Moon only partially covers the Sun's disk.
Umbra
Dark middle part of the shadow
Penumbra
Part of a shadow - partial shadow
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