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2017 Eclipse Blog / FAQ

The direction of the Eclipse…

Answered questions about the eclipseCategory: QuestionsThe direction of the Eclipse…
Orland Naungayan asked 5 months ago

Please explain why the Eclipse is starting from the west going east. We all know that the sun rises from the east. 

1 Answers
Admin Staff answered 5 months ago

Essentially, the Moon and Sun “rise” in the east and “set” in the west because of the Earth’s rotation.  The eclipse moves from west to east because of the orbital motion of the Moon.  That’s really it, and there is a great animation by NASA that shows this.

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