A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth passes between the moon and the sun. Lunar eclipses cast a shadow on the moon due to the Earth's location. From the perspective of the moon, the Earth completely blocks the sun. More »

A lunar eclipse happens when Earth passes directly between the moon and the sun. During a lunar eclipse, the face of the moon appears to turn reddish as Earth occludes the sunlight that is normally hitting its surface. More »

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A total lunar eclipse is when the Earth's shadow blocks all of the sun's light from directly reaching the surface of the moon. Eclipses of the moon happen when the sun, Earth and the moon form an almost or exact straight... More »

According to Astronomy Magazine, the moon turns red during a lunar eclipse because it is illuminated by the light that refracts through Earth's atmosphere. While the moon may pass into Earth's umbral shadow, the light th... More »

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon travels entirely through the Earth's shadow. When the Moon goes through part of the Earth's shadow, a partial eclipse is observed. More »

A total eclipse is an event in which the moon and sun are in perfect alignment with a spot on Earth. This occurrence is much more rare than an annual eclipse, in which the sun leaves a halo of light around the moon. A ra... More »

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The phases of the moon are caused by the relative positions of the sun, Earth and moon. The moon travels around the Earth, taking just over 29 days to complete a single orbit. The sun illuminates the moon from various an... More »