Assignment – Phases and Eclipses

Next to the Sun, the brightest object in the sky is the Moon. The Moon also one of the more dynamic celestial objects, changing appearance and position every night. In a 2 to 3 paragraph essay, answer the following questions:

What are the phases of the Moon and why do the different phases occur?
What is the appearance of a total solar eclipse? What conditions allow a solar eclipse to occur?
What is the appearance of a total lunar eclipse? What conditions allow a lunar eclipse to occur?

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