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When the moon blocks sunlight from reaching a portion of the earths surface?

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It's a solar eclipse. The next one is scheduled for sometime in 2012
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Why can't sunlight reach the surface of the earth by conduction or convection?

  You have the Sun over there in space and the Earth over here in space. OK? For conduction to work the two bodies must be physically touching - the sun and the earth ar

How long does it take the sunlight to reach earths surface?

A little over 8 minutes The speed of light is 299,792,458 m/s (we'll use 3x10^8 m/s) The average distance from the Earth to the Sun is 149.6x10^9 m time = distance/velocity t

How long does it take sunlight to reach the moon?

Sunlight reaches the Moon about 8 minutes after it leaves the Sun, virtually the same time it takes to reach Earth. The Moon can be up to 1.25 light-seconds closer or farther

What occurs when the Earth or the Moon temporarily blocks sunlight from reaching the other?

This is the definition of an eclipse. If the Sun, Earth and Moon are in a direct line, the shadow of the Moon can fall on the Earth, or the shadow of the Earth can fall on the

How long does it take for sunlight to reach the moon?

Answer: Earth ranges from 91 million miles to 94.5 million miles from the sun. The moon is 238,855.086 miles from Earth. The speed of light is 670,616,629 mph.    Ther