A lunar eclipse is where the Sun, the Moon, & Earth line up, except now the Moon, and Earth switched places. The moon is now in earth's place and the moon has a orangish tint. A full lunar eclipse is when the Moon is completely orange . "You can credit Earth's atmosphere with providing an orangish color to the moon during an eclipse. The atmosphere acts like a filtered lens. It bends red sunlight into our planet's shadow and scatters out blue light. It's the same reason why sunrises and sunsets appear reddish."- Astronomy Magazine. A partial eclipse is when you are in the penumbra of the eclipse and only part of the moon is orange.