The point source of light
the moon’s  orbit
View of Eclipse from Earth. Viewing from within  the umbra can see a total eclipse of the sun.
Eclipse of 
Total Eclipse of the sun
rotating earth
How does it happen? The Moon orbits around the earth.  The Earth orbits around the Sun as part of the solar system.  There are certain times that during the Moon’s orbit, that it travels between the Sun and the Earth. Sun as a source of light, will cast a shadow on Earth, of anything that comes in between it and Earth.   During an eclipse of the Sun, an intresting phenomenon occurs.  This phenomenon is created by the shadow cast by the earth. Find out more by touching the illustration below.
The Sun
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