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If you were on the Moon and a lunar eclipse happened on the Earth would you see a solar eclipse on the Moon?

YES! When you see a lunar eclipse, what you are seeing is the Earth's shadow moving across the face of the Moon, so if you were on the Moon, you would indeed see a total solar eclipse. Now try to figure out what you would see if you were on the Moon when a solar eclipse was happening on the Earth (remember that the Earth is bigger than the Moon...)


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