The strange case of Moon and Earth, or Almost Lunar Eclipse

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Earth’s Shadow Just Misses the Moon

There are several different ways to calculate eclipses, so some sources are listing August 18 event as a penumbral Lunar Eclipse. In fact, final calculations show that the Sun, Earth and Moon will be very closely aligned on this day but actually there will be no lunar eclipse, please have a look at the image. It is a very curious and unusual celestial case that may be conventionally called Almost Lunar Eclipse. Or may be Eclipse without Shadow, viewers on Earth will not be able to see the Earth’s shadow on the Moon. But the nearest Lunar Eclipse will be available for us 🙂 on September 16th, 2016. Source: http://www.timeanddate.com

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