lunar eclipse


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lunar eclipse

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lunar eclipse

[′lü·nər i′klips]
(astronomy)
Obscuration of the full moon when it passes through the shadow of the earth.
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During a lunar eclipse, the moon turns a deep rusty red because sunlight is scattered by the Earth's atmosphere.
The supermoon lunar eclipse rising on Formby Beach Picture: COLIN LANE
This time, it coincided with a lunar eclipse as the Earth's shadow blocked out most of the light that would normally bathe the moon.
With a big round lunar eclipse in your horoscope house of the heart, this could be a very important time for close personal ties.
The total lunar eclipse is the result of a full moon passing through the darkest part of the earth's shadow - known as the umbra.
For a total lunar eclipse to happen, the moon must be full, which means it is directly opposite the sun, with Earth in between.
Total lunar eclipse will be visible in Svalbard and the Faeroe Islands and it will get dark completely in that region.
A lunar eclipse is visible from anywhere on Earth where the Moon is in the sky at the time (unlike solar eclipses, which are only visible from within a much narrower path).
au/news/2014-10-06/lunar-eclipse-to-turn-skies-red-with-a-blood-moon/5794092) ABC Online , a line formation by the Sun, Moon and Earth and sunlight from the Earth getting blocked to the Moon results in a blood moon during a total lunar eclipse.
Much of the western hemisphere witnessed the eerie sight in the sky and NASA has confirmed that a highly unusual 'Tetrad' - four successive 'blood-red' lunar eclipses each followed by six full moons - has now begun and will end on September 28, 2015.
I am replying to Alex Vincent's letter in the JBAA 2012 October, regarding my paper on Isolated total lunar eclipses (ITLEs) in JBAA 2012 August.
The next total lunar eclipse will occur in 2014 and will be visible only in parts of Asia, New Zealand and Australia.