Friday, March 02, 2007

Total Eclipse of the Earth

On Sunday night, some places on Earth will see a lunar eclipse, where the Moon goes through Earth's shadow and disappears from view. If you were on the near side of the Moon, this would look like a solar eclipse, where the Earth would block out the Sun.

You see, it's all about perspective.

This image is an artist's rendering of a photo taken from Apollo 17. Thank you Astronomy Picture of the Day!

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