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Solar Eclipse or Lunar Eclipse (Grade 6)

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Solar Eclipse or Lunar Eclipse

Instructions: How well do you know the differences between a solar eclipse and lunar eclipse? Test your eclipse knowledge by selecting whether each statement or sentence best describes a solar eclipse or a lunar eclipse.

1. 
Does the statement describe a solar eclipse or a lunar eclipse?

the moon looks reddish in color
  1. solar eclipse
  2. lunar eclipse
 
2. 
Which phrase best completes the sentence?

A total                 occurs somewhere on Earth about once every eighteen months.
  1. solar eclipse
  2. lunar eclipse
3. 
Does the statement describe a solar eclipse or a lunar eclipse?

occurs when the moon perfectly aligns between the sun and Earth
  1. solar eclipse
  2. lunar eclipse
 
4. 
Does the statement describe a solar eclipse or a lunar eclipse?

can only happen during a full moon
  1. solar eclipse
  2. lunar eclipse
5. 
Does the statement describe a solar eclipse or a lunar eclipse?

The moon blocks the sun.
  1. solar eclipse
  2. lunar eclipse
 
6. 
Does the statement describe a solar eclipse or a lunar eclipse?

is always safe to view without eclipse glasses
  1. solar eclipse
  2. lunar eclipse
7. 
Does the statement describe a solar eclipse or a lunar eclipse?

occurs at nighttime
  1. solar eclipse
  2. lunar eclipse
 
8. 
Which phrase best completes the sentence?

Bianca used a pinhole camera to view the                .
  1. solar eclipse
  2. lunar eclipse
9. 
Does the statement describe a solar eclipse or a lunar eclipse?

The moon's shadow falls on the Earth's surface.
  1. solar eclipse
  2. lunar eclipse
 
10. 
Which phrase best completes the sentence?

During a                 the moon passed through the Earth's shadow.
  1. solar eclipse
  2. lunar eclipse
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