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It is how things are today, but it was not always so - there used to be a time when the moon was closer, and in the future it will be further away. In the future, we will not be able to have full solar eclipses.
.....also......*digging my own hole here*........planets which are farther away from the sun probably enjoy solar eclipses all the time yes ?...cos the sun is a lot smaller ?.......or does the definition of an eclipse mean that the intervening body has to cover the object precisely ?
Dear All.....How are You ?....Ok ?...good !....thanks for the chat !!The sun is just over 400 times the diameter of the moon yes ? and is coincidentally just over 400 times as far away...this is why we get total eclipses of the sun yes ?[attachment=2398]Is this coincidence extraordinary in the extreme ?