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how do you make a sketch of the earth, moon, and sun during a solar eclipse so that your sketch contains similar triangles?

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    See the first figure at
    http://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/why.html
    Add to it vertical lines across the sun and moon connecting the points where other lines are tangent.
    You should see many similar triangles in the resulting figure.

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