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Total Lunar Eclipse, Oct 8, 2014
SBO Special Observing Event
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Sommers-Bausch Observatory will
be holding a viewing event for students in the early morning
of Wednesday October 8th, 2014, to view the a total
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the full moon passes into the
shadow of the Earth. The Earth blocks any direct sunlight from
reaching the Moon, causing a total lunar eclipse.
Partial lunar eclipses occur when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are
not perfectly aligned and only a portion of the Moon enters into
the Earth's umbral shadow.
Everyone on the night hemisphere of the Earth can see a total
lunar eclipse. Roughly 35% of all lunar eclipses in a year are
Here is the timetable of aspects of the eclipse this time around (October 8th), as seen from Boulder; all times are local Mountain Daylight Time.
Image courtesy of Fred Espenak of www.EclipseWise.com
GIF courtesty of www.shadowsubstance.com