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Solar Eclipses Quiz

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1. What is a solar eclipse?

2. What are the three types of solar eclipses?

3. Which type of solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is too far from Earth to completely cover the Sun's disk, leaving a ring of sunlight visible?

4. In what phase must the Moon be in order for a solar eclipse to occur?

5. What is the term for the dark shadow the Moon casts on Earth during a total solar eclipse?

6. How long does a total solar eclipse typically last?

7. Why is it dangerous to look directly at a solar eclipse without protection?

8. What causes the 'diamond ring effect' during a solar eclipse?

9. What phenomenon occurs during a total solar eclipse that allows astronomers to see the Sun's corona and chromosphere?

10. What is the path of the Moon's shadow on Earth during a solar eclipse called?