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Feature: Total Lunar Eclipse 14-15 April 2014

Observers from the Atlantic coast across the Americas to the far side of the Pacific Ocean will be able to observe a total lunar eclipse on Monday night, April 14-15.

During the eclipse the moon will pass through Earth's shadow. An outer zone, called the penumbra, is only "lightly" shadowing the moon. You can't see that portion, called the penumbral eclipse, except for a few minutes before the partial eclipse begins and a few minutes after the partial eclipse ends.

The main show begins with the partial eclipse. During the partial eclipse more and more of the moon enters (and later exits) the deep shadow cast by the Earth, called the umbra. The disk of the moon in the umbra gets very dark while the portion outside the umbra stays quite bright. Read More...
Total Lunar Eclipse 14-15 April 2014
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