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Earth's Umbra and Penumbra Diagram for Partial Lunar Eclipse of June 4, 2012.

F. Espenak, NASA GSFC

This diagram shows the expected path of the moon through the Earth's shadow on June 4, 2012.

Partial Lunar Eclipse Photography

Imelda Joson and Edwin Aguirre

An example of how the partial eclipse of the Moon on June 4, 2012 may appear to the naked eye or through binoculars at maximum eclipse. The authors snapped this shot near Boston during the eclipse of August 28, 2007, using a 3-inch refractor and a digital SLR camera.

Partial Lunar Eclipse Overexposed

Imelda Joson and Edwin Aguirre

A shot of the August 28, 2007 lunar eclipse, but this time the authors deliberately overexposed the Moon’s sunlit part to reveal the reddish color of the Earth’s dark shadow, or umbra.

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Edwin Aguirre is a veteran eclipse chaser, astrophotographer and world traveler. With his wife, Imelda Joson, he has organized, led and/or participated in 11 solar eclipse expeditions in North America, Asia and Africa. He now works as a Senior Science & Technology Writer and Editor for the Office of University Relations at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.