Group V Eclipses

Eclipses are a type of "syzygy." There are two main types of eclipse, a solar eclipse (when the moon covers the sun,) and a lunar eclipse (when the moon orbits into the Earth's shadow.) The longest eclipses usually last for is seven minutes and thirty one seconds. Lunar eclipses are usually more common then solar eclipses because the Moon goes in the Earth's shadow more often then fully covering the Sun.

Around seven eclipses happen every calendar year, (it can be two lunar eclipses and five solar eclipses or two solar eclipses and five lunar eclipses.) But not all solar eclipses have to fully cover the Sun. In fact the Moon never really covers the Sun, because it's too small.

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