Planets and Moons 

Lunar Eclipse Essentials

When the moon passes through the Earth's shadow, it causes the moon to look very unusual for a short period of time. This event is called a lunar eclipse, and it occurs roughly twice a year. Learn more about how lunar eclipses work in this video!

These videos and animations are available in both standard formats as well as stereoscopic 3D for those who can view it. We've included left and right eye clips, a side-by-side version, and an anaglyph (red/blue) version of the narrated video, and left and right eye clips for each of the animations. The labels next to each link will help you pick!


Chris Smith (HTSI): Animator
Ernie Wright (USRA): Animator
Chris Smith (HTSI): Video Editor
Chris Smith (HTSI): Narrator
Chris Smith (HTSI): Producer
Richard Vondrak (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Chris Smith (HTSI): Writer
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter)

This item is part of these series:
Narrated Movies
LRO - Animations
LRO - Edited Features

Goddard TV Tape:
G2011-066 -- Lunar Eclipse Essentials

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