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2003-Nov-26, 12:09 AM

The science homework asks us to describe each eclipse,
which we have done.
Problem is it's also asking who see's these eclipse's...

The problem reads: " Explain why each type of eclipse happens
and who see's it...."

Need help figuring out the part of who see's it....!

Any help with this will be most appreciated....

Thankyou... :D

2003-Nov-26, 05:01 AM
There are 2 types of Eclipse :
Solar Eclipse and Lunar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse occur when the Moon's Shadow falls on the Earth

Lunar Eclipse occur when the Moon pass through the Earth's shadow

If u wanna ask who will see the eclipse, u have to make sure what yrs first ^^

2001 June : ppls in Australia can see the Lunar Eclipse

2019 July : ppls in South Africa can see the Lunar Eclipse

2003 Nov : Ppls that live in the North pole can see the Solar Eclipse

2021 Dec : Ppls that live in the South Pole can see the Solar Eclipse

Sorry if there is a mistake please correct me >< because I am a beginner of Astronomy too ><

2003-Nov-26, 05:24 AM
There are several types of eclipses ranging from partial to fulls, there are annular is what most people think of a solar eclipse, you are in the umbra portion of the shadow, the penumbra is a partial, the moon is not always the same distance from the earth sometimes making it smaller than the aperant size of the sun, so there are many ways an eclipes can look. I will look for a link for you to see

2003-Nov-29, 02:03 AM
In a nutshell, with a total solar eclipse, only the people who are in an area of the Earth where the Moon&#39;s shadow falls upon the Earth&#39;s surface will see the eclipse.

With a total lunar eclipse, you only have to be able to see the Moon while it&#39;s in the Earth&#39;s shadow for you to see the eclipse.

Therefore a far greater number of people are going to see a total lunar eclipse than a total solar eclipse.

2009-Oct-02, 08:28 AM
'Who sees it' can probably mean what part of the world actually sees.

For a lunar eclipse, people who are on the other side of the sun (during full moon) see it. For solar eclipse, it is people in the day-time side of the sub (during a new moon day).

Also, more people can see a lunar eclipse than a solar eclipse because lunar eclipses are basically longer than solar eclipses.

2009-Oct-05, 10:45 AM
Just in case someone missed this: LoveMyCatz asked this question about 6 years ago. There's a good chance that (s)he already finished school. (There's no problem reviving an old thread with relevant posts, but it can be confusing sometimes.)

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