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Eclipses

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Umbra
The darkest part of the moon's shadow that is cone-shaped. It causes a total solar eclipse.
Eclipse
The partial or total blocking of one object by another.
Penumbra
The part of the shadow surrounding the darkest part, causing a partial eclipse.
Lunar Eclipse
The blocking of sunlight to the moon that occurs when Earth is directly between the sun and moon.
Solar Eclipse
The blocking of sunlight to Earth that occurs when the moon is between the sun and Earth.

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