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Why do more people see a total lunar eclipse than a total solar eclipse?

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The Earth’s orbit and the moon’s orbit do not exist on the same plane; hence, eclipses are not seen every month. However, a total lunar eclipse occurs more frequently when compared to the total solar eclipse. The reason for this event is because the shadow cast of the Earth is larger than the moon. In this case, whenever the moon moves through the Earth’s shadow, it is visible.

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