Asked • 05/14/19

Why is a new moon not the same as a solar eclipse?

Forgive the elementary nature of this question:Because a new moon occurs when the moon is positioned between the earth and sun, doesn't this also mean that somewhere on the Earth, a solar eclipse (or partial eclipse) is happening?What, then, is the difference between a solar eclipse and a new moon?

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Jimmie L. answered • 05/14/19

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