APOD: A Partial Lunar Eclipse (2010 Jun 28)

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APOD: A Partial Lunar Eclipse (2010 Jun 28)

Postby APOD Robot » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:06 am

Image A Partial Lunar Eclipse

Explanation: What's happened to the Moon? This past weekend, once again, part of the Moon moved through the Earth's shadow. This happens about once or twice a year, on the average, but not each month since the Moon's orbit around the Earth is slightly tilted. Pictured above, the face of a full moon is partly blocked by Earth's clouds, and partly darkened on the upper right by Earth's umbral shadow. Clouds permitting, the partial lunar eclipse was visible from the half of the Earth facing the Moon at the time of the eclipse, which included much of Earth's Pacific Rim. On July 11, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in a thin swath of Earth crossing the southern Pacific Ocean.

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Re: APOD: A Partial Lunar Eclipse (2010 Jun 28)

Postby h0ughy » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:17 am

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Re: APOD: A Partial Lunar Eclipse (2010 Jun 28)

Postby agulesin » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:37 am

First glance "I took a photo similar to that - what's so special?"
After reading the description I realised what's going on! :-)
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Re: APOD: A Partial Lunar Eclipse (2010 Jun 28)

Postby orin stepanek » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:10 am

I like the photo it has real beauty. 8-) Eclipses are neat.
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Re: APOD: A Partial Lunar Eclipse (2010 Jun 28)

Postby moonstruck » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:06 pm

A nice shot, but hOughy's link from Australia takes the prize. That one is magnificent David.
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Re: APOD: A Partial Lunar Eclipse (2010 Jun 28)

Postby Guest » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:50 pm

Looks like someone took a bite out of the moon! haha ;)

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Re: APOD: A Partial Lunar Eclipse (2010 Jun 28)

Postby owlice » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:14 pm

Images of the eclipse can be posted and viewed here: http://bb.nightskylive.net/asterisk/vie ... 29&t=20023
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Re: APOD: A Partial Lunar Eclipse (2010 Jun 28)

Postby neufer » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:23 pm

APOD Robot wrote:Image A Partial Lunar Eclipse

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Re: APOD: A Partial Lunar Eclipse (2010 Jun 28)

Postby bystander » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:45 am

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Re: APOD: A Partial Lunar Eclipse (2010 Jun 28)

Postby moonstruck » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:12 am

So @ guest what exactly is your point? :?
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