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Contact: Nancy Neal-Jones
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Lunar Eclipse

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Caption: It's not often that we get a chance to see our planet's shadow, but a lunar eclipse gives us a fleeting glimpse. During these rare events, the full Moon rapidly darkens and then glows red. Though a lunar eclipse can be seen only at night, it's worth staying up to catch the show.

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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