August’s Lunar Eclipse

August’s Lunar Eclipse

August 10, 2017

August's Lunar Eclipse

August’s full moon Captured before sunrise and the curve of the Earth’s dark, umbral shadow is at the left, near the maximum phase of a partial lunar eclipse.

The image above taken on August 8 from Sydney, Australia.  Credit Peter Ward (Barden Ridge Observatory)



August 7, just two weeks before the much-anticipated total eclipse of the sun on August 21, the full moon will pass through the northern part of the Earth’s dark umbral shadow, creating a partial eclipse of the moon visible in Eastern Hemisphere.

August's Lunar Eclipse

The moon goes through the Earth’s shadow from west to east.

via APOD

 

By | 2017-08-10T19:18:29+00:00 Aug 10, 2017|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , |

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