Lunar eclipse

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A lunar eclipse occurs when the earth’s shadow passes across the full moon, making it appear as though someone is rubbing it out slowly, or drawing a veil across it.

In order for a lunar eclipse to happen, the sun, earth and moon must be aligned.

The outline of the moon is still visible during a lunar eclipse.

The most recent lunar eclipse occurred on the 28th August 2007 in the Southern Hemisphere and was a “blood moon”, in which because of reflected light, an orange to red glow appeared to cover the moon.