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Key Facts In This Video
An eclipse occurs when an object passes into the shadow of another object, darkening or blocking it. 00:51
The totality of a solar eclipse can last up to 8 minutes. 04:14
Anyone on Earth (facing the moon) can see a lunar eclipse when it occurs, but only a certain section of the world can see a solar eclipse. 06:54