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Did you see it? A penumbral lunar eclipse was visible in Dar on Friday night.

This type of lunar eclipse is easy to miss — but look carefully — one side of the moon is slightly darker than the other.

A penumbral lunar eclipse happens when the sun, earth and moon are imperfectly aligned during a full moon.

Some of the sun’s light is then blocked from reaching the moon by the earth’s outer shadow – the penumbra.

The next penumbral lunar eclipse visible in Dar will take place in the early morning hours of February 11, 2017.

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Daniel Hayduk
Daniel is Dar Post's news director. When not in the newsroom, he spends his days helping NGOs across the continent find their creative side.