I discovered the answer to an intriguing question I have always had. I asked many people, but no one seemed to know the answer (or rather gave me a convincing answer). Here is the question ::
What, then, is the difference between a solar eclipse and a new moon?"
Want to know the answer ? Go to :::http://astronomy.stackexchange.com/questions/433/why-is-a-new-moon-not-the-same-as-a-solar-eclipse?newsletter=1&nlcode=57597|1d90
To understand the orbit of the moon, take a look here ::
If you have not understood the ecliptic, you will not understand anything of all this. So, take a look here, first ::
You will find a useful animation explaining the ecliptic and the orbits of the earth and planets.
We can never stop learning.