Highlands are usually about 4 to 5 km 25 to 3 miles

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and cooled to solid rock. Highlands are usually about 4 to 5 km (2.5 to 3 miles) above average lunar surface elevation, while maria are about 2 to 3 km (1.2 to 1.8 miles) below average elevation. The maria that stand out the most are the following: Mare Tranquilitatis (Sea of Tranquility): where the first astronauts landed Mare Imbrium (Sea of Showers): the largest mare (700 miles or 1100 kilometers in diameter) Mare Serenitatis (Sea of Serenity) Mare Nubium (Sea of Clouds) Mare Nectaris (Sea of Nectar) Oceanus Procellarum (Ocean of Storms) It is true that solar eclipses are caused when the moon comes in between the sunlight that hits Earth. Yet, every new moon there is not a solar eclipse. This is because the sun, moon, and Earth are not in one plane during most new moons. Therefore, the shadow of the moon does not fall on the Earth. This is also the same reason why at some places on Earth a solar eclipse is visible, and from others it is not; at some places it may be near total and while at other places it is only partial solar eclipse and not complete darkness.
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Works Cited “How the Moon Works” by Craig Freudenrich, Ph.D. “The Phases of the Moon” by Enchanted Learning “Names and images of the 8 moon phases” by MoonPhases.info “Understanding The Moon Phases” by moonconnection.com
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