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Lunar Eclipses

Lunar Eclipses thru 2015

A lunar eclipse occurs during a Full Moon when the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon and when the Moon passes through some of the Earth's shadow..

      1. Date
      2. Type
      3. Where Visible
      1. 25 April 2013
      2. Partial Eclipse
      3. Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
      1. 15 April 2014
      2. Total Eclipse
      3. Australia, Pacific, Americas
      1. 8 October 2014
      2. Total Eclipse
      3. Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
      1. 4 April 2015
      2. Total Eclipse
      3. Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
      1. 28 September 2015
      2. Total Eclipse
      3. E. Pacific, Americas, Europe, Africa, W. Asia

    The Earth's shadow has two parts:

    Umbra - dark inner shadow. Total lunar eclipses occur when the entire Moon passes through the umbral shadow. Partial lunar eclipses occur when only a portion of the Moon passes through the umbral shadow.

    Penumbra - faint outer shadow. Penumbral lunar eclipses occur when the Moon passes through the penumbral shadow but are very difficult to observer so are of internest mainly to astonomers.