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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: Umbra refers to the
darkest regions on earth
lighter regions on earth

Q 2: Lunar eclipse occurs
thrice a year
twice a year
once a year

Q 3: During an eclipse the sun, moon and earth are all

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

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