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Something I never knew... Yet it doesn't matter. Get up early and enjoy this.

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.Partial Lunar Eclipse Monday Puts Full Moon in Earth's Shadow

By Joe Rao | SPACE.com – Fri, Jun 1, 2012. Posted 2 June 2012........

The full moon of June will dip through Earth's shadow early Monday (June 4) in a partial lunar eclipse that promises to impress skywatchers graced with good weather.

Eclipses of the sun and moon always come in groups. A solar eclipse is always accompanied by a lunar eclipse two weeks before or after it, since over those two weeks the moon travels halfway around in its orbit and is likely to form another almost straight line with the earth and sun. If the solar eclipse is a “central” one — that is, either total or annular — the lunar eclipse is likely to be one where the moon will only partially interact with the shadow of the Earth.

And the so it is that two weeks after casting its shadow over eastern Asia and western North America in the annular solar eclipse of May 20-21, next Monday’s full moon will swing around to skim through the northern edge of the earth’s own shadow. Those regions of our globe that enjoyed views of the solar eclipse will again be favored for a view of the upcoming lunar eclipse.

Put simply: if you missed out on the eclipse of the sun, you’re probably going to have to take a pass on the upcoming moon show as well. For North America, keep in mind that this is a pre-sunrise happening, coming during the early morning hours of Monday morning. [Lunar Eclipse of June 4: Observer's Guide (Images)]

June lunar eclipse explained

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Partial Lunar Eclipse Monday Puts Full Moon in Earth's Shadow - Yahoo! News

Plus much more here: Space and Astronomy News Headlines - Yahoo! News
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