Super blood moon set for Sunday

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January 16, 2019 - 9:56 AM

It has been more than three years since all of North America was treated to a total lunar eclipse. That celestial drought will end Sunday night. A total lunar eclipse takes place when the earth is between the moon and the sun and the moon slips into the earth’s shadow.

The moon will pass deep in to the shadow of the earth and the moon will turn a deep red, some people have began to call this a blood moon. The moon will turn red because the earth’s atmosphere captures and scatters the blue color of the spectrum, making our clear skies blue, but the atmosphere passes the color red, creating our colorful sunsets, and that passed red color falls on to the earth’s shadow. It is that red color we will see on the moon.

Locally the eclipse will begin at 9:34 p.m. Sunday.

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