Lunar Eclipse

The Different Kinds of Lunar Eclipse

A lunar eclipse can take three different forms:

  • A penumbral eclipse is when the moon passes through the Earth’s penumbral shadow, but this is very difficult to see.
  • 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 without any danger of damage to the eye whatsoever.
  • A total lunar eclipse occurs when the whole moon disappears as it passes through the Earth’s umbral shadow. This is when the moon emits very different vibrant colors which are breathtakingly beautiful.

The shape of the moon varies from full (when the earth is between the SUN and the MOON) to New (when the MOON is between the SUN and the EARTH) moon.
  

DATETIME IMAGE OF THE MOON DESCRIPTION CLIMATE EFFECTS ON THE OCEAN
6/27/2015 : 11:00 PM CDT The moon is closer to the Earth; The Earth is experiencing Perigee Lunar. Observation of the Moon from Earth, is clear and visible on the Southern hemisphere. A partial lunar eclipse occurred when a portion of the moon transverse the Earth’s Umbral shadow. The climate is moist with intervals of rainfall, which may last for 30 minutes or an hour. During Perigee Lunar, the tides are high and last more than 14 hours in the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean.

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