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An eclipse occurs when one celestial object passes directly between the sun and another celestial object and casts a shadow on that second object.

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What is it called when light from the sun is cut off?

Night! Or an eclipse.


Does diamond give off it own light?

No, a rough diamond is cut in such a way that the facets reflect external light (sun-light, room lighting, etc).


When will you have an eclipse?

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely blocks the sun, whereas a lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is directly in the middle of the Sun and the moon and thus the Earth completely blocks off all the light from the moon.


How does the moon give off light?

The moon reflects sun light. The moon doesn't give off light - it reflects the light given off by the sun.


Does the sun reflect light or gives off light?

gives off light


Why do solar flares give off more light than other parts of the sun?

because when a solar flare occurs a ball of fire is shot out away from the sun resulting in a bright flash


Where do plants get the raw materials for photosynthesis from?

Plants produce photosynthesis from the light energy given off by the sun. The process of photosynthesis occurs in the plant's leaves.


Does the sun burn off heat or light?

light to make heat The the sun burns off the gas from the center of when the sun was made.So it produces heat and light


What type of eclipse occurs when the Earth Moon and Sun are lined up in the order shown?

If the Earth is positioned between the Sun and the Moon, a lunar eclipse occurs.During a total lunar eclipse, the Earth blocks all of the Sun's light that would usually reflect off the Moon.


Does light from the sun give off more visible light or more invisible light?

The Sun gives off more invisible light because the Sun gives off all the light in the Electromagnetic Spectrum. Radiowaves, Microwaves, UV rays, Visible light, X-Rays and Gamma Rays. I might have missed some but I think I got all of them. The only kind of light we can see is Visible light. Therefore, the Sun gives off more invisible light then visible light.


The layer of the sun's atmosphere that gives off light is called the what?

The photosphere is the layer of the sun that gives off visible radiation/light.


What is the part of the sun that gives off light?

The Innermost part of the sun gives off most light and energy


When solar eclipse occurs can we people see sun?

no. you can see some light but you cant see the sun.


Will the light or the sun melt ice?

Technically, the sun. Light is just a result of rays cast from the electromagnetic spectrum of hydrogen. The sun, does not give off light. Rather, it gives off heat. Heat from the sun causes ice to melt.


What type of eclipse occurs when the Earth Moon and Sun are lined up in the order shown below?

If the Earth is positioned between the Sun and the Moon, a lunar eclipse occurs.During a total lunar eclipse, the Earth blocks all of the Sun's light that would usually reflect off the Moon.


What is the the layer of the sun's atmosphere that gives off visible light?

The layer in the sun's atmosphere that gives off visible light is known as the Photosphere.


Does the moon give the sun light?

Well actually the sun gives the moon light. It does it by the sun shining on the moon which makes it reflect off light.


How does the light reflect off the moon?

Light reflects off the moon by hitting the it from the sun. This light wave bounces into earth. When there is no moon, it means that the earth is blocking the sun from the moon and no light can get through.


What is meant by luminous?

Giving off light, as a light source. The sun, a light bulb, and a candle are all luminous. The moon is not because it does not give off its own light but reflects it from the sun; it is illuminated.


How long does the sun give off its' light?

it gives off light for 12 hours


Does give off light in the solar system apart from the sun?

No. The moon is a reflection of the sun's light


Why don't moths fly to the sun?

because they are attracted to the light and the sun gives off light


Does the sun or moon give off its own light?

The Sun.


Do stars make their own light or do they reflect light off the sun?

The Sun is a star. Stars make their own light.


Does the sun give off its own light?

Yes the sun gives off its own energy