If the sun is so much bigger than our moon why do eclipses happen?



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    While the sun is about 400 times larger, the sun and moon appear to be the same size in the sky because the sun is so much further away from the Earth than the moon. The moon only appears to completely eclipse the sun if you are standing withing a specific 167 mile radius where they align correctly; further away, it’s only possible to see a partial solar eclipse.

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