EclipsesMost photos are from Mr.Eclipse.com Edited 5-7-13
Types of ShadowsPenumbra: A lighter outer shadow of an eclipse.Umbra: A dark inner shadow of an eclipse.
Lunar EclipsesLunar Eclipses are caused when . . . The Earths shadow falls on the moon.
Lunar EclipsesTotal Lunar EclipseThe moon looks red because there is somesunlight that is scattered byEarths atmosphere makingthe moon look reddish ororange (like a sunset)Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Solar EclipsesSolar Eclipses are caused when. . . The Moons shadow is on the Earth.
Solar EclipsesTotal Solar EclipseThe moon perfectly blocks the surface of the Sun.
Annular Solar EclipseThe moon is further from the Earth and cannot cover the entire Sun.
Regularity of EclipsesLunarLunar eclipses happen about every 6 months.
SolarSolar eclipses happen about every 6 months.
There are about 14 days between a solar and lunar eclipse.
Total Solar Eclipse August 2017
Upcoming Solar Eclipses
May 10, 2013 Annular Eclipsehttp://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2013-may-10
Upcoming Lunar Eclipses
Solar Eclipse from the Moons Perspective.Al Bean took this picture from Apollo 12.