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The Total Lunar Eclipse

The Total Lunar Eclipse

Viewing total lunar eclipse in Southern California ? Here is why that will be difficult.

The total lunar eclipse will be visible in Southern California. The last time that happened was in 1910.

The total lunar eclipse will last around 1 hour and 57 minutes. So, you’ll have to stand outside and stare at the moon for over three hours. That’s a good job for a photographer.

The Moon will be totally in darkness for the first hour. And don’t forget to take notes.

The partial lunar eclipse will be visible from Southern California. This is the time when the Moon will be half in and half out of the sky.

The Moon will turn partially reddish and partially pink as it will be in between two parts of the earth’s shadow.

The lunar eclipse will end very soon.

Here’s why the total lunar eclipse will be an awesome sight to behold:

In the course of an entire lunar eclipse, the moon will pass through three different phases.

It will be completely dark while passing through the totality phase. When the moon is in the partial phase, we will see the moon shining in the daytime sky. But then, as it enters the penumbral (or penumbra) phase, it will get completely dark.

During the partial phase, the moon will be in between the earth’s shadow and the earth’s light. That’s why it will look like a white moon to you while it’s in the shade.

Only when it passes through totality will the moon completely turn into a black moon. The lunar eclipse is at its maximum during totality.

What makes it such an awesome sight:

The total eclipse is a result of the orbit of the earth, the moon, and the sun. The eclipse is in effect due to the moon’s gravitational pull on the earth.

When the moon passes through total darkness, it means that the earth is pulling on the moon. The moon itself is moving too. But because the Moon is moving in elliptical orbit

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