The Science behind the Lunar Eclipse

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The Lunar Eclipse is the wonderful phenomena that occur in the space. The beauty is we can observe this marvellous incident by our naked eyes. Lunar Eclipse is occurred by a simple physical concept, that is the Earth’s shadow falls on the moon.

New Moon and Full Moon:

The moon revolves around the earth. It took 29.5 days to complete one cycle. Where the moon phase is fully visible that’s Full moon. A new moon is a state where the moon is not visible whereas the light cannot reach the moon,. Which is the light falls on the moon’s opposite side so we can’t see the moon at all in New moon day. The new moon occurs only at the half of its whole cycle which is 14.25 days. Mostly all months contain almost 30 days, So there are two new moons for each month.
There are three types Lunar Eclipse can take place;
  1. Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
  2. Partial Lunar Eclipse
  3. Total Lunar Eclipse

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse:
Here the moon was hidden by the Penumbral shadow of the Earth known as the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. where the moon darkened by the shadow of the moon. In 10th January the first lunar eclipse is happening on this year.

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Partial Lunar Eclipse:

Here, the moon is hidden by the Eath’s shadow. where the moon looks like a half-moon because the remaining part covered by the earth’s shadow.

Total Lunar Eclipse:

The Earth’s umbral shadow is covering the moon causes the Total Lunar Eclipse. The total moon is in red colour because the sunlight concentrated on the earth.

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