Where is the Moon in its orbit at the time of solar eclipse?
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The Moon is in front of the Sun.
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When the Moon comes in between the Sun and the Earth in a straight line, then a solar eclipse is formed. This formation of a solar eclipse is based on the concept of:
Consider the following statements:
1. Solar eclipse occurs during a new moon.
2. Lunar eclipse occurs during a full moon.
3. During a total solar eclipse, the entire sun is invisible from all parts of the earth.
Approximate the gravitational force exerted on the moon by the earth and the sun. A) during a solar eclipse and B) during a lunar eclipse. Given the mass of sun = 2 x 1030 kg mass of earth 6 x 1024 kg mass of the moon 7.4 x 1022 kg radius of earth's orbit around the sun 1.5 x 1011 m and radius of moon's orbit around the earth 3.8 x 108 m.
A solar eclipse occurs on a new moon day.
A solar eclipse occurs when the Earth comes in between Sun and Moon.