Solar eclipse

Lunar eclipse

View from Earth (equator, high noon)
View from Earth (equator, midnight)
Indicates the shadow of the Earth into which the Moon enters (lunar eclipse)
Indicates the shadow of the moon that hits the Earth (solar eclipse)
Earth-Sun line
The penumbra is not shown. Earth\'s revolution around Sun and revolution around barycenter are neglected. Dimensions and distances are not in scale

Solar and Lunar eclipses

Explore the mechanism of the solar and lunar eclipse!

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