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I had a great time trying to explain a lunar eclipse to my wife and mother-in-law last night as we watched the event taking place.
Using our heads as stand-ins for the sun, earth, and moon, I tried to demonstrate the difference between a solar and lunar eclipse. After what I thought was a clear, concise demonstration, my mother-in-law stood there with this confused look. Then she swiveled her head around in a large circle and asked, "What's this."
I responded, "Empty space."After my wife stopped laughing hysterically, she said, "I finally get it."