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What are the names of the shadows in space?


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They're the same thing they're called on Earth. Shadows. That's because shadows are defined as a dark shape that appears on a surface when someone or something moves between the surface and a source of light. That means that whenever something is blocking a light and there is a surface for it to be visible on, it is a shadow. Therefore, in a sense, there can't be any shadows in empty space because there's no surface for a shadow to appear on. However, everything is in space, so any place where a source of light is blocked and there is a surface, there is a shadow. In case this isn't what you meant, you may have also been explaining an eclipse, an obscuring of the light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it and the observer or between it and its source of illumination. In other words, once celestial body blocks another, and you see darkness where there should be light. For example, the moon could block the Sun for people in a certain area and from their perspective, it would be an eclipse.

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