What Is a Solar Eclipse?

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Eruptions occurring on the solar surface are called:

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1. The sun's outer atmosphere is the:

2. The portion of the moon's shadow that is partially shaded is known as its:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of solar eclipses. Information you'll be quizzed on includes the name for the sun's outer atmosphere as well as the portion of the moon's shadow that is shaded during an eclipse.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The term for eruptions occurring on the solar surface
  • Name for the sun's outer atmosphere
  • Identifying the portion of the moon's shadow that is shaded during an eclipse
  • Event that occurs when the sun's light is obscured as the moon passes directly between the Earth and the sun
  • Your location when experiencing a solar eclipse

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on solar eclipses
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding solar eruptions and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the sun and its outer atmosphere
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the moon's shadow during a solar eclipse

Additional Learning

To learn more about eclipses, review the accompanying lesson What is a Solar Eclipse? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the celestial event known as a solar eclipse
  • Tell how a solar eclipse is possible
  • Compare and contrast partial and total solar eclipses
  • Differentiate between the moon's umbra during a solar eclipse
  • Know the sun's atmosphere and features of the sun's surface revealed in an eclipse
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