Planets and Moons 

Understanding Lunar Eclipses

What can cause the full Moon to quickly darken, then glow red? A lunar eclipse: a striking display of orbital mechanics that occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth's shadow. To learn more, watch the video below.


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http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/north-america-to-experience-total-lunar-eclipse/#.U0QZq427nUi


Credits

Ernie Wright (USRA): Lead Animator
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Video Editor
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Producer
John Keller (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Aaron E Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Project Support
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter)

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Narrated Movies

Goddard TV Tape:
G2014-032 -- Understanding Lunar Eclipses

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SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Lunar
SVS >> Moon
SVS >> LRO
SVS >> Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
SVS >> Eclipse
SVS >> Lunar Eclipse
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