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Partial eclipse of the moon

Andrew Yee, astronomer
May 21, 2012 — In the early morning of June 4th, the full moon will experience a partial eclipse.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, moon and the earth come into alignment and the full moon travels through the earth's shadow.

Only the lower portion of the moon will enter the deep inner shadow of the earth, making this a partial eclipse.

The entire event will last just over 2 hours, and it will occur as the moon is setting. As we move further west through Canada, more of the eclipse will be visible.

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