Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 26 - Think and Discuss: 89

Answer

The moon is farther away from its average distance from Earth.

Work Step by Step

During an annular eclipse, the moon is smaller in the sky than it usually is. If it were closer, it would be bigger and block the sun entirely.
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