lunar eclipse

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Definition of lunar eclipse 

: an eclipse in which the full moon passes partially or wholly through the umbra of the earth's shadow

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Priver filmed during the lunar eclipse earlier this year, documenting the various sea creatures that dwell in the tide pools of Crystal Cove State Park. Ben Brazil, latimes.com, "Environmental film festival is bringing its message of hope to Costa Mesa," 24 May 2018 It's called a total lunar eclipse, and occurs when the Moon, Earth and Sun align near perfectly, with the earth in the middle, according to NASA. Alex Stuckey, Houston Chronicle, "Set your alarm clocks early, Houstonians: a total lunar eclipse will be visible Wednesday," 29 Jan. 2018 It is estimated to be the longest lunar eclipse in a century. Southern Living, "July's Blood Moon Will Be the Longest Lunar Eclipse in 100 Years," 11 July 2018 The total lunar eclipse on July 27 corresponds with the Leo-Aquarius eclipse series that began August 18, 2016. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's July 2018 Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 29 June 2018 These three factors are what have lengthened the duration of July’s eclipse to 1 hour and 43 minutes, which NASA estimates will be the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "The Century’s Longest Lunar Eclipse Will Shroud the Moon This Month," 2 July 2018 Since August 2016, the solar and lunar eclipses have been electrifying the top and bottom of your chart that govern career and family, respectively. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What July's Scorpio Horoscope Means for You," 29 June 2018 The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century is about to happen on Friday, July 27. Gabby Raymond, Time, "These Are the Best Places to See the Lunar Eclipse on July 27," 10 July 2018 Finally, the month concludes with a total lunar eclipse on Friday, July 27, activating the area of your chart linked to your local community. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What July's Sagittarius Horoscope Means for You," 29 June 2018

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