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The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

 Vanderbilt University
  4th-Sep-2017
Description: Line of nodes is the intersec? on of the orbital plane of the Moon with the eclip?c. Earth’s umbra is~3-4? mes the Moon’s diameter at the orbital distance of the Moon. Should definitely point out that things are NOT TO SCALE. In this depic? on, the Earth and Moon are at approximately the correct size with respect to one another (but not the Sun, obviously). The Earth and Moon are separated by approximately 30 Earth diameters. Some people will confuse these terms with the lighter and darker areas of sunspots, which are the penumbra and umbra, respec?vely.
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Domain: Energy
Category: Photovoltaics/Solar
Contributing Organization: Vanderbilt University
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Background image taken in Norway during the March 2015 solar eclipse.

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Line of nodes is the intersec?on of the orbital plane of the Moon with the eclip?c.
Earth’s umbra is ~ 3-4 ?mes the Moon’s diameter at the orbital distance of the
Moon.

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Should definitely point out that things are NOT TO SCALE. In this depic?on, the Earth
and Moon are at approximately the corr ... See more

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