A lunar eclipse occurs whenever the Moon passes through some portion of the Earth’s shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, there is always a full moon the night of a lunar eclipse. The type and length of an eclipse depend upon the Moon’s location relative to its orbital nodes.
The most recent lunar eclipse was total, and occurred on February 21, 2008.
The next eclipse–a partial one–occurs on August 16, 2008.
I will be posting more details about lunar eclipse and precautions to be obsevred on that day!!!