Heads Up, Skywatchers! Partial Lunar Eclipse

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2012 has a lot of astronomical events, from eclipses to transits. On June 4th, there will be a partial lunar eclipse that most of North and South America, Australia, and some of China, Russia and other surrounding countries will be able to see. The lunar eclipse, unlike the solar eclipse, is safe for all to view with the unaided eye or through a telescope. A lunar eclipse happens when the earth passes in front of the moon, a line up of sun-earth-moon, and the earth’s shadow falls on the moon. This is only a partial eclipse, though, meaning only some of the moon will be covered by the earth’s shadow. Take a look at the moon, and enjoy the show!


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