What is Difference Between Lunar and Solar Eclipse

Everyday Science MCQs

Lunar & Solar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse
i) It occurs when the earth comes between moon and sun.
ii) Moon goes through series of partial eclipses when moon comes out of umbral region of earth’s shadow.
iii) Earth lies in umbral region at total eclipse when earth lies exactly between moon and sun and its shadow covers the whole moon.

Solar Eclipse
i) It occurs when moon comes between earth and sun.
ii) Partial eclipse of sun occurs as in Penumbra can see a part of the sun.
iii) At the total eclipse of the sun, the shadow of moon which it throws on earth consists of an umbra and penumbra people on earth who are in umbral region cannot see the sun.

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