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Upper Elementary Science - II
3.24 Lunar Eclipse

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth's shadow falls on the moon. Lunar eclipses occur, on average, about once every 6 months. Types of Lunar eclipses:

Total eclipse: When the entire moon enters the Earth's umbra (the darkest part of its shadow), this is called a total eclipse.

Partial eclipse: When only part of the moon enters the Earth's umbra, this is called a partial eclipse.

During an average total lunar eclipse, the moon is within the Earth's umbra for about an hour. This is called totality.


Directions: Answer the following questions.
Q 1: Partial eclipse occurs
when partial moon enters umbra
when full moon enters umbra
when partial moon enters penumbra

Q 2: Total eclipse occurs
when the entire moon enters the penumbra
when the partial moon enters the umbra
when the entire moon enters the umbra

Q 3: Lunar eclipse occurs
thrice a year
once a year
twice a year

Q 4: During a lunar eclipse
the sun is in between the earth and the moon
the earth is in between the sun and the moon
the moon is in between the earth and the moon

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