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In Photos: The Snow Moon Lunar Eclipse & Comet 45P Close Encounter

Airplane Crosses the Full Snow Moon

John Entwistle

The full Snow Moon rises behind the Great Beds Lighthouse in the Raritan Bay, New Jersey on Feb. 10, 2017. Full Story | Watch the Video

Nearly-Full Snow Moon

Akash Anandh

Astrophotographer Akash Anandh took this photo of the nearly-full Snow Moon on Feb. 9, one day before the penumbral lunar eclipse. Full Story | Watch the Video

Snow Moon Lunar Eclipse Comparison

Slooh.com

A labeled comparison view of the Snow Moon penumbral lunar eclipse captured by the Slooh Community Observatory on Feb. 10, 2017 during the relatively minor eclipse. The image was taken by a Slooh.com telescope in Spain's Canary Islands. Full Story | Watch the Video

Close-Up Snow Moon Eclipse: Slooh Chile

Slooh.com

A labeled close-up comparison view of the Snow Moon penumbral lunar eclipse captured by the Slooh Community Observatory on Feb. 10, 2017 during the relatively minor eclipse. The image was taken by a Slooh.com telescope in Chile. Full Story | Watch the Video

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse - Feb. 10, 2017

Sky & Telescope diagram

During the lunar eclipse on Feb. 10-11, the moon skirts just outside Earth's dark umbra. Look for deep penumbral shading on the north half of the lunar disk. Full Story | Watch the Video

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 10 Feb. 2017

Fred Espenak/NASA

Diagram illustrating the penumbral lunar eclipse of Feb. 11, 2017 Full Story | Watch the Video

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