What is a Lunar Eclipse
Lunar Eclipses occur when the moon passes directly behind the Earth into its shadow, this can occur only when the sun, earth and moon align close to each other, with the earth in the middle.
Lunar Eclipses can only occur when there is a full mood, the type and length all depends on where the moon is located.
During a Lunar Eclipse, the direct sunlight is blocked by the shadow of the earth, the remaining lights is seen through the earth shadows.
Some Lunar Eclipses are called blood moon due to Rayleigh scattering of the blue light causing a reddish colour.
Lunar eclipses are as rare as solar eclipses, but when you know there is a lunar eclipse involve your family, do a c our or a simple braai.