A Trivia Quiz On Types Of Eclipses!

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  • 1. 

    A Solar Eclipse happens when the _______________ blocks the _________________.

    • A.

      Earth blocks the Sun.

    • B.

      Moon blocks the Earth.

    • C.

      Sun blocks the Moon.

    • D.

      Moon blocks the Sun.

    Correct Answer
    D. Moon blocks the Sun.
    Explanation
    A solar eclipse is when the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun and casts its shadow on the Earth.

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  • 2. 

    A Lunar Eclipse happens when the _______________ blocks the _________________.

    • A.

      Earth casts a shadow on the Sun.

    • B.

      Moon casts a shadow on the Earth.

    • C.

      Sun casts a shadow on the Moon.

    • D.

      Earth casts a shadow on the Moon

    Correct Answer
    D. Earth casts a shadow on the Moon
    Explanation
    A lunar eclipse is when the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon and its shadow is cast onto the moon.

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  • 3. 

    The following shows a ___________________ eclipse happening.

    • A.

      Solar

    • B.

      Lunar

    • C.

      Complete

    • D.

      Partial

    Correct Answer
    A. Solar
    Explanation
    A solar eclipse is when the Moon casts a shadow on the Earth.

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  • 4. 

    The following shows a ____________________ eclipse happening.

    • A.

      Solar

    • B.

      Lunar

    • C.

      Complete

    • D.

      Partial

    Correct Answer
    B. Lunar
    Explanation
    A lunar eclipse is when the Earth casts its shadow on the moon.

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  • 5. 

    A Solar Eclipse can happen during a ____________moon.

    • A.

      Full

    • B.

      New

    • C.

      Quarter

    • D.

      Gibbous

    Correct Answer
    B. New
    Explanation
    The Moon must be between the Sun and the Earth which is when there is a New Moon.

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  • 6. 

    A Lunar Eclipse can happen during a ____________moon

    • A.

      Full

    • B.

      New

    • C.

      Quarter

    • D.

      Gibbous

    Correct Answer
    A. Full
    Explanation
    The Moon must be behind the Earth which is when there is a Full Moon.

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  • 7. 

    Where in the diagram would you see a Total Eclipse if you were on Earth?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    C. C
    Explanation
    If you are in the dark shadow cast by the moon, you would see a total eclipse.

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  • 8. 

    Where in the diagram would you see a Partial Eclipse if you were on Earth?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    D. D
    Explanation
    If you are in the lighter shadow cast by the Moon, you will see a partial eclipse.

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  • 9. 

    What is the best way to look at a Solar Eclipse?

    • A.

      Stare directly at it.

    • B.

      Look at it using dark sunglasses.

    • C.

      Look at it using sunglasses and quickly look away.

    • D.

      Use a pinhole camera and look at its image.

    Correct Answer
    D. Use a pinhole camera and look at its image.
    Explanation
    Looking at an image of the solar eclipse is the safest way to look at it without hurting your eyes.

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