The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #134352   Message #3060083
Posted By: Crowhugger
23-Dec-10 - 12:04 PM
Thread Name: 1st solstice/lunar eclipse in 500 years
Subject: RE: Lunar Eclipse
It's lit by only the general glow from the sun, not by direct rays, which are blocked by the earth. Picture a lamp shining on an apple on the table, now put a vase or a book between the apple and the lamp: You still see the apple but the colour has darkened.