Lunar eclipse occurs on

A. New Moon
B. Full Moon
C. Half Moon
D. Quarter Moon

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The correct answer is option B) Full Moon.

A lunar eclipse occurs during a full moon when the Moon passes through the Earth’s shadow. This can only happen when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned, with the Earth in the middle. The Earth’s shadow has two distinct parts: the dark inner part called the umbra, and the lighter outer part called the penumbra.

During a lunar eclipse, the Moon first enters the penumbra and becomes partially shaded. As it moves deeper into the penumbra, the shading becomes more pronounced, but the Moon is still visible. Once the Moon enters the umbra, it takes on a reddish-brown color due to the Earth’s atmosphere bending and refracting the sunlight. This effect is often called a “blood moon.”

The length of a lunar eclipse can vary, but they generally last a few hours. Lunar eclipses can occur 2-4 times a year, but they are not visible from all parts of the world.
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