Facts About Eclipses! Trivia Quiz

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Facts About Eclipses! Trivia Quiz

Test your facts about eclipses in this trivia quiz! Eclipses occur in two main types, which are lunar or solar eclipses. These types vary based on which between the sun and the moon covers the other either partially or fully to cash a shadow on the earth. Do you know what we call the two sides of the moon and where most might be able to see an eclipse when it occurs? Which of the two is rare to behold? This quiz will help you out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When the ______________ hits Earth, and eclipse occurs.
    • A. 

      Earth's shadow

    • B. 

      Moon's shadow

    • C. 

      Sun's shadow

    • D. 

      Mar's shadow

  • 2. 
    The word solar comes from the Latin word meaning..........
  • 3. 
    When _____________ hits the moon, an eclipse occurs.
    • A. 

      Sun's shadow

    • B. 

      Earth's shadow

  • 4. 
    Lunar comes from the Latin word for..........
  • 5. 
    A ___________ occurs when the moon passes Earth and the Sun, blocking sunlight from the Earth.
    • A. 

      Lunar eclipse

    • B. 

      Solar eclipse

  • 6. 
    What is the darkest part of the moon's shadow?
    • A. 

      The umbra

    • B. 

      The penumabra

  • 7. 
    During a solar eclipse, people in the penumbra see a ________ eclipse.
    • A. 

      Total

    • B. 

      Complete

    • C. 

      Slight

    • D. 

      Partial

  • 8. 
    The moon's lighter but larger shadow is...........
  • 9. 
    A _________ occurs at a full moon when Earth is directly between the moon and the Sun.
    • A. 

      Solar eclipse

    • B. 

      Earth eclipse

    • C. 

      Lunar eclipse

  • 10. 
    What blocks the sunlight from reaching the moon during a lunar eclipse, causing the moon to look dark?