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Eclipse Fun Facts

Geography | 6-8 yrs | Interactive

10 Facts about eclipse

  1. The cycle of eclipses repeats every 18.6 years called the saros.
  2. Lunar eclipses are visible over an entire hemisphere.
  3. Lunar eclipses can occur up to 3 times a year.
  4. A soar eclipse always occurs two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.
  5. Lunar eclipses can only occur during a full moon.
  6. Solar eclipses can only occur during a new moon.
  7. Eclipses very often occur in threes, alternating lunar. Solar and lunar.
  8. Solar eclipses can occur at least 2 and no more than 5 time a year.
  9. Solar eclipses are visible in a narrow path a maximum of 269 km wide.
  10. The eclipse shadow moves at 2,000 mph at the Earth’s poles and 1,000 mph at the Earth’s equator.

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