Explore and study about the lunar eclipse better with this provided selection of lunar eclipse diagrams which will show you the sequence of illustration on to how lunar eclipse occurs. This material is aimed to aid students in studying the phenomenon. Browse the diagram in the following images below.
As you can study in the lunar eclipse diagram above, a lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are exactly or very closely aligned, with Earth between the other two. A lunar eclipse can occur only on the night of a full moon. The type and length of a lunar eclipse depend on the Moon’s proximity to either node of its orbit. Take a look at more of the lunar eclipse illustration below.
During a total lunar eclipse, Earth completely blocks direct sunlight from reaching the Moon. The only light reflected from the lunar surface has been refracted by Earth’s atmosphere. This light appears reddish for the same reason that a sunset or sunrise does: the Rayleigh scattering of bluer light. Due to this reddish color, a totally eclipsed Moon is sometimes called a blood moon. One worksheet below will test your understanding of the subject. Try to work on it by yourself.
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