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The Sky Tonight Update: August 7, Partial Lunar Eclipse

Partial Lunar Eclipse

This August 7, a partial lunar eclipse will occur.  This happens when the Moon passes through the Earth’s partial shadow, or penumbra, and only a portion of it passes through the darkest shadow, or umbra. During this type of eclipse a part of the Moon will darken as it moves through the Earth’s shadow. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of eastern Africa, central Asia, the Indian Ocean, and Australia. (NASA Map and Eclipse Information)

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