Lunar Eclipse

Jump to Last Post 1-9 of 9 discussions (14 posts)
  1. profile image51
    sobhyposted 8 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 total solar eclipse occurs, and if only part of it falls into the umbra, a partial solar eclipse occurs.

    During totality, the moon is not completely invisible. This is due to the fact that some are broken by sunlight on earth thin atmosphere into the umbra and light up the moon, so that copper-red. Its brightness varies for different total solar eclipses as a function of the geometry of the moon the way through the umbra and atmospheric conditions on Earth.

    Sometimes the only moon in the penumbra, without the umbra. This is a penumbral eclipse. During a penumbral lunar eclipse, only the apparent brightness of the moon will be dimmer but the limb of the moon is not obscured by Earth's shadow.

  2. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Tuesday night - can't wait!

  3. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    I’d also like to see this. I hope weather permits.

  4. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    I guess it's Monday night, or very early Tuesday morning.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image88
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      very early for the east coast (US) set your alarm for 1:30 if you want to watch the entire show, providing it's not cloudy. totality should be an hour later. NASA suggests watching at 3:17 to see the moon covered in amber light.
      what a dramatic winter solstice! … -solstice/

      "Since Year 1, I can only find one previous instance of an eclipse matching the same calendar date as the solstice, and that is 1638 DEC 21,"  Geoff Jester, US Naval Observatory

  5. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    Pesky rain… I’m going to miss it.

    I want to see pictures here tomorrow. smile

    1. rebekahELLE profile image88
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      it's clear here now and supposed to stay this way. I hope so.
      I would love to see it!

  6. Ivorwen profile image70
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    I am hoping it clears up here, so we can see it.  The current forecast says it will be snowing.

  7. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    I just walked outside and wow, it's completely clear and the moon is over my house.. it's going to be a starbucks morning for sure because I want to see it and I also have to work tomorrow.  enjoy if you stay up!

    1. habee profile image93
      habeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's clear here, too! Can't wait!

      1. rebekahELLE profile image88
        rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        hi habee, I feel like a little kid, I'm so excited. have your camera ready? my dog is really going to wonder what we're doing outside when we're usually sleeping!
        He's been very hyper today.. he was outside earlier playing with his rope toy by himself. we have a park bench in the backyard and he was running around it throwing the toy in the air and picking it up and throwing it in the air again!

        and we had already taken a long walk. lol

        1. habee profile image93
          habeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Just shot a pic of the "before." My dog is enjoying the late-night outside adventure! lol

  8. profile image0
    SirDentposted 8 years ago

    It is clear here also.  Maybe I can get a good look and maybe a few photos if I stay up late enough.

  9. Aficionada profile image81
    Aficionadaposted 8 years ago

    We have a cloud cover right now (1:56AM), left over from the snow earlier today.  And the sky is pink!


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)