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Astronomy Fun Fact #33

Solar eclipses happen when the Moon lines up with the Sun from the Earth's point of view. Lunar eclipses happen when the Moon passes through the the Earth's shadow from the Sun.


Total solar eclipses are just about as common as total lunar eclipses (both happen a couple times every three years), but it's much harder to see a solar eclipse because the shadow the Moon casts on the Earth is so tiny that you have to travel to a very specific spot to see it.

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