The reason a solar eclipse is shorter and more elusive than a lunar eclipse is because of the relative sizes of the shadows of Earth and the Moon.
The shadow of the Moon is much smaller, so it takes less time for the shadow to pass over a given point on the surface of the Earth. However, the shadow of the Earth and the smaller surface of the Moon means that it takes longer for the Earth's shadow to pass over a given point on the Moon's surface.
During a lunar eclipse (that's really not the technically correct term for what is happening, but it has become so popular that it is here to stay) the much larger earth can cast an umbral shadow that covers the entire face of the moon for a considerable length of time. Virtually everyone on earth who is able to view the moon during the time of the eclipse can see it. It takes quite a while, more than an hour, for the earth's shadow to pass completely over the face of the moon.
During a solar eclipse, the much smaller moon casts a full (umbral) shadow on only a small width of earth's surface at a time, and the location of that full shadow sweeps across the earth, with sunlit surface ahead of its path, and with sunlight continuing behind it once it passes. So solar eclipses last only minutes.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the Earth's shadow. The Earth's shadow is much larger than the moon so the moon takes a long time to pass though the shadow. Think of it like an ant passing through a shadow of your hand. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly in-between the Sun and the Earth. The moon is just barely large enough to cover up the sun in the sky. Because they appear to be the same size the moon can only completely cover up the sun for a short period of time.
It is not; solar and lunar eclipses are equally common.
We PERCEIVE that lunar eclipses are more common, because a lunar eclipse happens ON THE MOON, and is visible from the entire night half of the Earth. Solar eclipses affect only a very narrow track across the surface of the Earth, so comparatively few people will see one, unless they go looking for it.
Because that's the rate of rotation of the earth - in many millions of years, it will exceed 7 minutes, as the earth slows down (assuming the moon is still in alignment).
they only last for a short period of time because the moon is still moving just as we are.
4.1 Solar eclipse; 4.2 Lunar eclipse
Solar eclipse--Sun, moon, Earth Lunar eclipse-- Sun, Earth, moon
It is called a Lunar Eclipse which happens at night. A Solar Eclipse occurs in the daytime when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, creating a shadow on the earth.
A total solar eclipse
Eclipses are shadows. A solar eclipse is the Moon's shadow on the Earth; a lunar eclipse is the Earth's shadow on the Moon.
4.1 Solar eclipse; 4.2 Lunar eclipse
A solar eclipse.
what are advantages and disadvantage of solar an lunar eclipse
eclipse is of two kinds- solar eclipse and lunar eclipse
There is a solar eclipse when the moon blocks the sun from the Earth. A lunar eclipse is when the earth block the sun from the moon.
Eclipses of 2013: --------------------- April 25 - partial lunar eclipse May 10 - annular solar eclipse May 25 - penumbral lunar eclipse October 18 - penumbral lunar eclipse November 3 - hybrid solar eclipse
The lunar eclipse lasts longer than a solar one
the sun is blocked out in a solar eclipse so it is more noticeable than a lunar eclipse where only the moon is blocked out
You can breed a Lunar Eclipse dragon using the following combinations: Lunar Eclipse and Lunar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse and Solstice, Equinox and Lunar Eclipse, Blue Moon and Lunar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse and Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse and Moon, and Lunar Eclipse and Sun.