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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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Tariq is the Editor-in-Chief of Space.com and joined the team in 2001, first as an intern and staff writer, and later as an editor. He covers human spaceflight, exploration and space science, as well as skywatching and entertainment. He became Space.com's Managing Editor in 2009 and Editor-in-Chief in 2019. Before joining Space.com, Tariq was a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times covering education and city beats in La Habra, Fullerton and Huntington Beach. He is also an Eagle Scout (yes, he has the Space Exploration merit badge) and went to Space Camp four times as a kid and a fifth time as an adult. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University. To see his latest project, you can follow Tariq on Twitter.