Lunar Eclipse: Definition & Types


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During a total lunar eclipse, during totality, you'd expect:

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1. The period of time that the moon spends completely inside of Earth's umbra is:

2. The darkest portion of Earth's shadow, or its total shadow is the:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at how the earth, sun and moon can align, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the lunar eclipse. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what you would see during a total lunar eclipse as well as knowing the period of time the moon spends completely inside the Earth's umbra.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • What you would see during a total lunar eclipse
  • Period of time the moon spends inside the umbra
  • Darkest portion of Earth's shadow
  • Partially shaded portion of Earth's shadow
  • The darkening of the moon while it passes through the shadow of the Earth

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what you would see during a total lunar eclipse and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the partially shaded portion of Earth's shadow
  • Information recall - access the information you've gained regarding the period of time that the moon spends inside the Earth's umbra

Additional Learning

To learn more about when darkness falls across the land, review the corresponding lesson, Lunar Eclipse: Definition & Types. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what an eclipse is
  • Identify what makes for a lunar eclipse
  • Describe the difference between the umbra and penumbra of Earth
  • Explain when a total lunar eclipse would happen
  • Appreciate how we can get to see penumbral and partial lunar eclipses