A lunar eclipse was observed in Kirtipur as the Moon passed behind the Earth which then blocked the Sun's rays from striking the Moon. Kathmandu, Nepal. 10th December 2011
Lunar Eclipse - Dec 10, 2011 from Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes behind the Earth so that the Earth blocks the Sun's rays from striking the Moon. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, a lunar eclipse can only occur the night of a full moon.