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Because lunar eclipses happen when the Earth's shadow falls on the moon, hiding it from the sun's light. For this to happen, the moon must be on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun, so the full half of the moon that is lit by the sun is visible from Earth. That is what full moon is.

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