Paths of all total solar eclipses from 2001 through 2025. The point of greatest eclipse is indicated by an asterisk on each eclipse path. (Credit: Eclipse map by Michael Zeiler, www.eclipse-maps.com. Eclipse paths by Xavier Jubier, xjubier.free.fr.)
Cross section through the Earth's shadow cone (umbra) at the Moon's distance, showing the motion of the Moon at three types of lunar eclipses: penumbral eclipse, partial umbral eclipse, and total umbral eclipse.