Carolinas To Experience Total Eclipse Of The Moon – Rosman NC

 


Astronomers at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute announce that on the morning of April 15 (That’s right, tax day!), weather permitting, viewers in the Carolinas will be able to view a total eclipse of the moon.

What causes an eclipse of the moon, also called a lunar eclipse? As the moon orbits Earth, it comes to full moon once every 29½ days. Most months when this happens the moon passes above or below Earth’s shadow and we don’t have an eclipse. But twice per year (some years, three times), roughly six months apart, the moon can pass through Earth’s shadow and we have...



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