An eclipse happens when one object in space blocks another from view. For example, during a solar eclipse the Moon comes between Earth and the sun. The Moon blocks the sun for a time so that people on Earth cannot see it.
Solar eclipse is one of nature’s most breathtaking eclipses. It happens when the Moon moves in front of the Sun for a few minutes, blocking its light and underneath the Moon’s shadow darkness falls. There are three types of solar eclipses: total, partial, and annular. Total solar eclipses are rare.
Unlike a solar eclipse, where the Sun is hidden, we can still see the Moon during a total lunar eclipse. This is because there is enough scattered light from the Earth to illuminate the lunar surface, but in a deep blood red.
Eclipses are very short, with totality lasting just a couple of minutes. Others can last six or seven minutes. You can see the planets during an eclipse.