A solar eclipse occurs when the moon's shadow covers a relatively small area of the Earth. Only the people situated in the shadow (or the partial shadow) can regale their friends on social media with tales of viewing an eclipse. This is shown in Figures 26.14d and 26.15. On the other hand, a lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth’s shadow falls upon the moon. This is visible to anyone who can see the moon in the sky that night. This is shown in Figure 26.15.
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This is discussed on page 495.