A Beginner's Guide to Lunar Eclipses

A Beginner's Guide to Lunar Eclipses

Lunar eclipses occur when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon, casting a shadow on the Moon's surface.

There are three types of lunar eclipses: total, partial, and penumbral.

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth's shadow covers the entire moon's surface.

A partial lunar eclipse occurs when only part of the moon enters the Earth's shadow.

Penumbral lunar eclipses are the least dramatic of the three and occur when the moon passes through the faint outer part of the Earth's shadow.

To observe a lunar eclipse, find a location with minimal light pollution and a clear view of the sky.

Binoculars or a telescope can provide a closer look at the eclipse.

Adjust your camera's settings to capture stunning photographs of the eclipse.

The duration of a lunar eclipse varies depending on the type, with total eclipses lasting several hours and partial or penumbral eclipses lasting a few hours.

The last sequence of four blood moons occurred between 2014 and 2015.

Whether you're a seasoned astronomer or a beginner, experiencing a lunar eclipse can be a truly awe-inspiring event.