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.

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