Why Solar Eclipses Don’t Happen Every Month (Animation)

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Because the moon’s orbit wobbles up and down with respect to the Earth, the satellite’s shadow can be too high or too low to cause a solar eclipse. If the moon partially covers the sun for a given location, that area experiences a partial solar eclipse.

But if the moon fully covers the sun, it will cause either a total solar eclipse or an annular solar eclipse; that’s when a bright ring of light is still visible in the sky around the dark silhouette of the moon.

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