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A solar eclipse occurs when the moon gets between the Earth and the sun, blocking some of the light from the sun. During a solar eclipse, the moon seems to cover the sun in the sky. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth gets between the sun and the moon. When this happens, the moon cannot reflect the sun's light and appears darker in the sky.

A lunar eclipse can only occur with a full moon and a solar eclipse can only occur with a new moon. In a lunar eclipse, the total phase can last for a maximum of 1 hour and 40 minutes. The maximum time of a solar eclipse is 7 minutes 40 seconds. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun and a lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon.

A solar eclipse happens when the shadow of the Moon is cast on the Earth. A lunar eclipse happens when the shadow of the Earth is cast on the Moon.
A solar eclipse :
1. Occurs when moon comes in between the Earth and the Sun.
2. The Sun shows corona at its edges.
3. It occurs on the day of new moon

A lunar eclipse :
1. Occurs when earth comes in between the Sun and the Moon.
2. The Moon doesn't show the corona.
3. It occurs on the day of full moon.
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What is the difference between a lunar and solar eclipse?

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What is the difference between a solar and lunar eclipse?

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