January 1999 lunar eclipse

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A penumbral lunar eclipse took place on January 31, 1999, the first of two lunar eclipses in 1999.

This was a relatively rare total penumbral lunar eclipse with the moon passing entirely within the penumbral shadow without entering the darker umbral shadow.[1]


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This simulated view compares this penumbral eclipse (left) to the full moon (right) as it appeared an hour before the eclipse.

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