Lunar Eclipse Information


Below is some Lunar Eclipse Information

 from NASA and some other smart people

…Baby Boomers, I hope you have a clear

 view tomarrow night!

~The Baby Boomer Queen~



A lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes through the shadow

 of the Earth. In a partial lunar eclipse, the moon through the

penumbra, and may pass partially through the umbra. In a total

lunar eclipse, the moon in its entirety passes into the umbra.

A solar eclipse happens when the Earth passes through the shadow

 of the moon.

See the referenced sites for more details



Thank you Dave Stark


Lunar Eclipse,

2003 (NASA)


Lunar Eclipse, 2003 (NASA) 2007 Public Domain.

For more information, go to

Additional source description and credit info from NASA:

Date: 01.20.2000
Title: The lunar eclipse over Merritt Island, Fla.
Description: In this lunar eclipse viewed from Merritt Island, Fla.,

at midnight, the full moon takes on a dark red color because it is

being lighted slightly by sunlight passing through the Earth’s



This light has the blue component preferentially scattered out (this

is also why the sky appears blue from the surface of the Earth),

leaving faint reddish light to illuminate the Moon during the eclipse.

Eclipses occur when the Sun, Earth and Moon line up. They are rare

because the Moon usually passes above or below the imaginary line

connecting Earth and the Sun. The Earth casts a shadow that the

Moon can pass through when it does, it is called a lunar eclipse.



Thank you NASA Kennedy Space Center (NASA-KSC) 


~ by thebabyboomerqueen on August 28, 2007.

3 Responses to “Lunar Eclipse Information”

  1. The eclipse this morning was pretty. It turned almost a solid redish brown at 5AM here. It was a very nice sight, since the shadow came down from the top.

  2. Thank you for giving us that discription…it was the same here…wher are you from Lady?

    ~The Baby Boomer Queen~

  3. Southwestern Indiana.
    It’s rather dry and hot here, currently. But, at least it wasn’t cloudy as usual for the eclipse.

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