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  1. #1 Lunar Eclipse 
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    Just wondering...
    If The earth is revolving while the lunar eclipses is taking place what happens with the other side of the earth?

    Shown here is an example of the Lunar Eclipse. Since the earth is still revolving at the rate of one whole cycle in 24 hours, side A (Being the side with the light raying down on it) be able to see the Lunar eclipse after 12 hours from 12:00AM? Considering that Side B (the side facing the lunar eclipse) of the earth would be 12:00PM (Estimate) at the time, and Side B would be looking at it.


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    Lunar eclipses are limited in length. At its longest the time from which the Earth's shadow first touches the Moon till it leaves lasts at most 6 hrs. That period where the Moon is enetirely with in the Earth's shadow lasts less than 2 hrs. So for someone at high noon during the eclipse, the eclipse will be over before the Moon rises.


    BTW, 12:00AM is midnight and 12:00PM is noon.


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    BTW, I knew that 12AM is midnight and 12PM is noon.
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