earth shadow

earth shadow

[′ərth ‚shad·ō]
(meteorology)
Any shadow projecting into a hazy atmosphere from mountain peaks at times of sunrise or sunset.
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Earth shadow will occur in the southern (apparently lower) part of the lunar disk.
During a total lunar eclipse, the moon is entirely immersed in Earth shadow, and can take on a dusky "blood red" color due to the scattering of sunlight through the edges of Earth's atmosphere.
We waited for the Moon to appear and the Earth shadow began to build.
I had no idea where it would rise and, as I waited, the earth shadow began to form.