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Idaho Penumbral Eclipse
The moon is shrouded in the early morning fog above Hauser Lake, Idaho on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, during a penumbral lunar eclipse. This occurs when the Earth moves between the Sun and Moon but the three celestial bodies do not form a perfectly straight line. The Moon then travels through the outer part of the Earth's shadow (penumbra). This means that all of the Moon's visible surface still receives some direct sunlight - but the Earth obscures parts of the Sun, as seen from the Moon. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Kathy Plonka) COEUR D'ALENE PRESS OUT