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A New Moon, with No Solar Eclipse

A New Moon, with No Solar Eclipse

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A New Moon, with No Solar Eclipse
There isn’t a solar eclipse every New Moon because the Moon’s orbit is tilted 5 degrees compared to Earth’s. This visualization shows a New Moon, but the Moon is not intersecting Earth's orbital plane, which prevents an eclipse from happening.

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