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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Around midnight, when it marked December 21,2010, a lunar eclipse was starting to occur. It would last for about five hours. This time it would be a total lunar eclipse from by where we are watching it would be a complete eclipse.
A lunar eclipse can only occur when it is a full moon. It is when the moon is behind Earth and is in its shadow. From left to right the moon, earth, and sun are lined up directly. When the moon is in the penumbra of the earth the moon seems to be brighter, and when the moon is in Earths umbra it seems to be darker. Also, during a lunar eclipse the moon appears to be red in color. I hope most of you got the chance to experience the amazing sight last night, even though I didn't.