This is when the Earth is in between the Sun and the Moon. Think of the moon being in the Earth's shadow.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes behind the earth such that the earth blocks the sun’s rays from striking the moon. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, there is always a full moon the night of a lunar eclipse
by sunforged 7 years ago
Full lunar eclipse tonight.."You have two options: Stay up Late or Get up Early!It's been over thirty months since the continental United States in it's entirety has been able to view a total lunar eclipse. Keep your eyes on the sky next Tuesday morning, December 21st. The moon will hit a...
by tvs290 3 years ago
Whats so special about today's Lunar Eclipse?
by sobhy 7 years ago
The Earth casts a long shadow behind the side facing the sun. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon enters the Earth's shadow. This shadow has two parts: the known completely in the shadow of the umbra and the partial shadow called the penumbra.When the moon is completely immersed in the umbra, a...
by Beth Perry 4 years ago
Who is planning to watch the blood moon lunar eclipse tonight?I'm going to try and watch it -3AM EST- but we have a very cloudy sky tonight, so not sure if the view will be much. Anyone else going to try and see it?
by Rafini 11 months ago
My son thinks so, and now I'm beginning to think it could be true - has this theory already been considered? I mean, it's impossible to know what the sun is really made of...all we know for sure, is that its still burning. It could have a solid mass at its core....I'm thinking that when...
by Stacie L 7 years ago
Amazing spectacle: Total lunar eclipse Monday nightYou may be able to see it from your backyard, if weather is favorableImage: Eclipse chartStarry Night SoftwareSeen from Central Park in New York at 4:30 a.m., the eclipse is nearly over, but the moon stands high, flanked by Orion on the left and...
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