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Lesson 5: Solar & Lunar Eclipses (Space Systems Exploration)
Vocabulary for Smithsonian STC-MS Space Systems Exploration Unit
Terms in this set (13)
A type of solar eclipse in which the Moon is too far away from Earth to cover the Sun completely, so the outer edge of the Sun is visible as a ring.
The part of the Moon's shadow that extends beyond the umbra during an annular eclipse.
The outer layer of gases that make up the Sun's atmosphere.
The blocking of sunlight to the Moon, which can occur during a full moon.
An invisible force field around a planetary object, such as Earth, that exerts force on nearby electric charges.
Partial Lunar Eclipse
A lunar eclipse in which only part of the full moon's illuminated side enters Earth's umbra, becoming temporarily darkened by Earth's shadow.
Partial Solar Eclipse
A solar eclipse in which the new moon temporarily blocks part of the Sun as viewed from Earth.
The lighter, outer part of a shadow cast by a body such as the Moon during a solar eclipse or Earth during a lunar eclipse.
The blocking of the Sun's light that can occur during a new moon.
The continuous flow of charged particles out of the Sun's corona into the surrounding solar system.
Total Lunar Eclipse
Eclipse in which the entire full moon is covered by Earth's umbra.
Total Solar Eclipse
Eclipse in which the entire Sun, with the exception of the corona, is blocked by the Moon.
The inner, darkest part of the Moon's or Earth's shadow, where the Sun is blocked, casting a shadow over the respective body.
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