Planets and Moons  ID: 14143

Lunar Eclipse Essentials - Updated

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!

* To Note: This is an updated version of a previous video that has been edited to remove references to specific dates of lunar eclipses. The purpose of doing so was to create a version of this informational product that could be used more broadly in educational settings.

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Chris Smith (KBRwyle): Lead Producer
Chris Smith (KBRwyle): Lead Video Editor
Chris Smith (KBRwyle): Lead Animator
Chris Smith (KBRwyle): Lead Writer
Ernie Wright (USRA): Lead Visualizer
Richard Vondrak (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
David Ladd (AIMM): Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Technical Support
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center