A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its
umbra (shadow). This can occur only when the sun, Earth and moon are aligned
Sep 22, 2014 ... An eclipse of the Moon (or lunar eclipse) can only occur at Full Moon, and only if
the Moon passes through some portion of Earth's shadow.
A Total Lunar Eclipse is also called Blood Moon as the Moon may look red. It
happens when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Full Moon and blocks
Sep 28, 2015 ... Lunar eclipses occur when Earth's shadow blocks the sun. There are three types;
the most dramatic is a total lunar eclipse. Find out when is the ...
Sep 18, 2015 ... Lunar eclipses occur in pairs with solar eclipses, two weeks apart. This is
because the Earth, sun and moon must be aligned for an eclipse to ...
This illustration shows the Moon passing through Earth's shadow during a typical
lunar eclipse. The Moon is slightly tinted when it passes through the light outer ...
Each calendar year has at least four eclipses - two solar and two lunar. ... View
larger A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth, sun and moon align in space, ...
Sep 25, 2015 ... If Earth didn't have an atmosphere, then, when the moon was entirely ... During a
lunar eclipse, you'll see the Earth's shadow creeping across ...
Oct 17, 2013 ... In a lunar eclipse, Earth's shadow falls on the moon. ... dark central shadow of
Earth – the umbra – a partial or total lunar eclipse takes place.
A partial lunar eclipse occurs when a portion of the moon passes through the
Earth's umbral shadow. This is easy to see and can be viewed by the naked eye