What causes a lunar eclipse?

What causes a lunar eclipse

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, casting a shadow on the Moon.



1. Why does the Moon turn red during some lunar eclipses?

A) Because it’s moving away from the Earth.
B) Because of the reflection of the Sun’s rays on Mars.
C) Because Earth’s atmosphere scatters blue light and only red light reaches the Moon.
D) Because the Moon is on fire.


2. What is the term for when the entire Moon passes through the Earth’s shadow?

A) Partial eclipse
B) Penumbral eclipse
C) Total eclipse
D) Cusp eclipse


3. What is the penumbra?

A) The darkest part of the Earth’s shadow
B) The outer part of the Earth’s shadow
C) The red shadow on the Moon
D) The path the Moon takes during an eclipse


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