Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Penumbral lunar eclipse takes place when the Moon moves through the faint, outer part of the Earth's shadow_the Sun, Earth and Moon align in an almost straight line.

The Earth blocks some of the Sun's light from directly reaching the Moon's surface, and covers a small part of the Moon with the outer part of its shadow, also known as the penumbra. The rest receives direct sunlight and can be as bright as a full Moon.. This type of eclipse is often mistaken for a normal full Moon and is hard to differentiate between the two.