Planets and Moons  ID: 4157

Lunar Eclipse of April 15, 2014 As Viewed from the Moon

In the early morning hours of April 15, 2014, the Moon enters the Earth’s shadow, creating a total lunar eclipse. When viewed from the Moon, as in this animation, the Earth hides the Sun. A red ring, the sum of all Earth’s sunrises and sunsets, lines the Earth’s limb and casts a ruddy light on the lunar landscape. With the darkness of the eclipse, the stars come out.

The city lights of North and South America are visible on the night side of the Earth. The part of the Earth visible in this animation is the part where the lunar eclipse can be seen.
 

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/Gallery/2014TotalLunarEclipse.html


Visualization Credits

Ernie Wright (USRA): Lead Animator
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Producer
David Ladd (USRA): Producer
Michelle Handleman (USRA): Producer
John Keller (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Noah Petro (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Michelle Thaller (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Laurence Schuler (ADNET Systems Inc.): Project Support
Ian Jones (ADNET Systems Inc.): Project Support
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Mission:
LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter)

Data Used:
LRO/LROC/WAC 643nm High Sun Global Mosaic
JPL DE421
LRO/LOLA/Digital Elevation Map
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This item is part of these series:
The Moon
LRO - Animations

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Lunar
SVS >> Moon
SVS >> LRO
SVS >> Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
SVS >> Eclipse
SVS >> Lunar Eclipse
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons