November 8, 1888- Lunation

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Hunter's Moon during a Lunar Eclipse

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


Our Moon's appearance changes nightly. This slow-loading time-lapse sequence shows what our Moon looks like during a lunation, a complete lunar cycle. As the Moon orbits the Earth, the half illuminated by the Sun first becomes increasingly visible, then decreasingly visible.

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