Why is a new moon not a lunar eclipse?

Why is a new moon not a lunar eclipse?

Bottom line: There's no eclipse at every full moon and new moon because the moon's orbit is inclined to Earth's orbit by about five degrees. Most of the time, the sun, Earth and moon don't line up precisely enough to cause an eclipse.

What is the difference between a lunar eclipse and a crescent moon?

AA lunar eclipse is caused by Earth's shadow. The moon, Earth and the sun must be in a straight line, and that happens only when the moon is full. The half or crescent moon differs from an eclipse in that the blacked-out part is not shaded by Earth. It is simply the side of the moon that is turned away from the sun.

What is the relationship between moon phases and eclipses?

The amount of Moon we see changes over the month — lunar phases — because the Moon orbits Earth and Earth orbits the Sun. Everything is moving. During a lunar eclipse, Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, blocking the sunlight falling on the Moon. Earth's shadow covers all or part of the lunar surface.