Lunar / Solar Eclipses

IMG_2674.jpg Lunar Eclipses

Solar_eclips_1999_4_NR.jpg Solar Eclipses

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Eclipses - NASA
MrEclipse.com
Lunar Eclipse
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Lunar Eclipses for Beginners

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Lunar Eclipse of June 15, 2011
Lunar Eclipse of December 20-21, 2010


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Eclipses - NASA
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Solar Eclipse - Wikipedia
Solar Eclipses for the Beginners

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Solar Eclipse of May 2012

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Geometry_of_a_Lunar_Eclipse.png Schematic diagram of the shadow cast by the Earth. Within the central umbra shadow, the Moon is totally shielded from direct illumination by the Sun. In contrast, within the penumbra shadow, only a portion of sunlight is blocked.

Lunareclipsediagram.png As viewed from Earth, the Earth's shadow can be imagined as two concentric circles. As the diagram illustrates, the type of lunar eclipse is defined by the path taken by the Moon as it passes through Earth's shadow. If the Moon passes through the outer circle but does not reach the inner circle, it is a penumbral eclipse; if only a portion of the Moon passes through the inner circle, it is a partial eclipse; and if entire Moon passes through the inner circle at some point, it is a total eclipse.

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Lunar Eclipse Essentials
A series of animations useful in explaining how and why eclipses occur.

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Geometry_of_a_Total_Solar_Eclipse.png Geometry of a Total Solar Eclipse (not to scale)

Solar_eclipse.pngDiagram of solar eclipse (not to scale)

Solar_eclipse_types.pngSolar Eclipse Types
A - Total eclipse in the umbra
B - Annular eclipse in the antumbra
C - Partial eclipse in the penumbra

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