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General info on the eclipses

The eclipses have been, from the oldest times, a fascinating phenomenon which impressed the human kind and gave birth to a lot of myths and legends.

The Sun eclipses are the most important, because they only happen once in 370 years for a given place on Earth.

To understand how such a phenomenon is possible and which is the mechanism that produces it, it is necesary to understand first the movement of the Earth around the Sun and of the Moon around the Earth.

The movement of the Earth and the Moon

The phases of the Moon

How the eclipses happen

The Sun eclipses

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