How Much Facts Do You Have About The Eclipse?

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How Much Facts Do You Have About The Eclipse?

The eclipse is a an astronomical phenomenon that most of us will not be able to witness in our lifetime. Actually eclipses happen when the moon passes through the shadow of the Earth which only occurs during a full moon. It is a spectacular thing to watch, but how much do you actually know about it? Take our quiz and find out for yourself.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is described as a solar eclipse?
    • A. 

      When the Moon's shadow crosses the Earth's surface in seconds.

    • B. 

      When the Moon's shadow crosses the Earth's surface.

    • C. 

      When the Moon's shadow crosses the Earth's surface in minutes.

    • D. 

      When the Moon's shadow crosses the Earth's surface in two minutes.

  • 2. 
    What is a lunar eclipse?
    • A. 

      When the Moon moves into the Earth's shadow in a matter of seconds.

    • B. 

      When the Moon moves into the Earth's shadow in a matter of minutes.

    • C. 

      When the Sun moves into the Earth's shadow.

    • D. 

      When the Moon moves into the Earth's shadow.

  • 3. 
    What else, other than the sun and the moon can cause an eclipse?
    • A. 

      The solar system.

    • B. 

      The planet Mars

    • C. 

      Binary stars

    • D. 

      Meorites.

  • 4. 
    What is an umbra?
    • A. 

      When the object completely covers the light source.

    • B. 

      When the sun completely covers the light source

    • C. 

      When the moon completely covers the light source

    • D. 

      When earth completely covers the light source

  • 5. 
    What is the Atumbra?
    • A. 

      It spans beyond the tip of the earth, within which the object is completely in front of the light source but too small to completely cover it.

    • B. 

      It extends beyond the tip of the umbra, within which the object is completely in front of the light source but too small to completely cover it.

    • C. 

      It extends beyond the sun, within which the object is completely in front of the light source but too small to completely cover it.

    • D. 

      It extends beyond the moon, within which the object is completely in front of the light source but too small to completely cover it.

  • 6. 
    What is the Penumbra?
    • A. 

      It is when the object is only partially in front of the light source.

    • B. 

      It is when the object is only totally in front of the light source.

    • C. 

      It is when the object is hidden from the light source.

    • D. 

      It is when the object is partially hidden from the light source.

  • 7. 
    What is a total eclipse?
    • A. 

      When the observer is within the rain.

    • B. 

      When the observer is within the Earth.

    • C. 

      When the observer is within the Sun.

    • D. 

      When the observer is within the umbra.

  • 8. 
    What is a partial eclipse?
    • A. 

      It is when the observer is within the moon.

    • B. 

      It is when the observer is within the penumbra.

    • C. 

      It is when the observer is within the shadow of the sun.

    • D. 

      It is when the observer is within the light.

  • 9. 
    What is an annular eclipse?
    • A. 

      It is when the observer is within the antumbra.

    • B. 

      It is when the observer is within the sun.

    • C. 

      It is when the observer is within the light.

    • D. 

      It is when the observer is within the rain.

  • 10. 
    When do eclipses happen on average?
    • A. 

      Every 18 years.

    • B. 

      Every 30 years.

    • C. 

      Every 12 years.

    • D. 

      Every 40 years