The Selenelion Or Horizontal Lunar Eclipse

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If you are interested in experiencing something that very few other eclipse watchers have seen, this event in 2003 may provide you with an opportunity. If you were in one of those zones where the eclipse is in progress at moonrise or moonset you have the peculiar chance to be able to see both the Sun and the eclipsed Moon in the sky at the same time, with a quick twist of the head. An eclipse occurs when the two celestial orbs are 180 degrees apart, with the Earth in between. The refraction (or...