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soalar eclipses occor when-
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  1. The moon passes across the sun

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  2. when the new moon passes between the Earth and the sun.

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  3. When the moon is farther out in its orbit around the Earth, then it's disk is too small to totally cover the sun - and we get an annular eclipse. When the moon is closer to the Earth, then it's large enough to cover the sun's disk for a total eclipse.

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