'Supermoon' has company: Earth will shadow NASA moon probe, too

September 25, 2015 2:47 PM

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'Supermoon' has company: Earth will shadow NASA moon probe, too

Both the humongous harvest moon and NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) probe will be in Earth's shadow during Sunday's lunar eclipse. This darkness could be risky for the solar-powered probe.

This weekend's rare supermoon total lunar eclipse will offer a mix of risk and scientific opportunity for a NASA moon-orbiting spacecraft.

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