Lunar EclipseThe montage above showcases the lunar eclipse of March 3, 2007 as photographed from Portugal. Tonight after midnight, there will be a total lunar eclipse visible in both North and South America.

Only the incipient phases of this eclipse can be observed from northern Europe, just before sunrise.    Photographer: Miguel Claro
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Geometry of the Sun, Earth and Moon During an Eclipse of the Moon.
Earth’s two shadows are the penumbra and the umbra. (Sizes and distances not to scale)Lunar Eclipse3

Total Lunar Eclipse of 2004 Oct 27-28

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