November's a good month for celestial shadow play. Stargazers will get two eclipses in about as many weeks, the first a dazzling total solar eclipse that will showcase the sun's corona approaching peak activity, and the second a subtler lunar eclipse

Unlike a total lunar eclipse, when the moon passes behind the dark center of the earth's shadow, a penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the hazy outer edge of the earth's shadow, called the penumbra. During a penumbral eclipse,

November's a good month for celestial shadow play. Stargazers will get two eclipses in about as many weeks, the first a dazzling total solar eclipse that will showcase the sun's corona approaching peak activity, and the second a subtler lunar eclipse

Filipinos can expect another phenomenon Wednesday night – a penumbral eclipse of the Moon that will start shortly after 8 p.m. and end after midnight.

Experts estimate that residents on the West Coast have a pretty good chance of catching the lunar eclipse — that is, if they happen to be out of bed between 4:15 a.m. PST when it begins, and 6:15 a.m., when the eclipse peaks. During its peak hour, the