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From below which are the types of lunar eclipses?
A. Total Lunar Eclipse
B. Partial Lunar Eclipse
C. Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
D. All of above

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Hint: There are two types of eclipses which we can witness while we are on earth. First one is the eclipse of the sun which is called the solar eclipse. The second one is the lunar eclipse which is the eclipse of the moon.

Complete step by step answer:
Sometimes even when it's 2:00 PM you can get pitch-black darkness in the sky, just like what you see at night. Now you must be thinking we are joking and this can never happen as long as the sun is in the sky. This phenomenon is known as eclipse.
A lunar eclipse is quite frequent as the moon revolves around the earth and the earth revolves around the sun. As a result, the sunlight that gets typically reflected by the moon gets blocked from by earth. Now the earth’s shadow is covering some part of the moon and it results in a lunar eclipse. There are three types of lunar eclipse. Total Lunar Eclipse, Partial Lunar Eclipse and Penumbral Lunar Eclipse are the different types of eclipses.

So, the correct answer is “Option B”.

Note: When the bodies participating in the eclipse do not align in a straight line in space then a partial lunar eclipse occurs. A small part of the moon’s surface is covered by a blanket of darkness. The darkness is caused by the central part of the earth’s shadow, called the umbra. The lighter part of the earth’s shadow is called the penumbra.