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Lunar eclipse is happening this Tuesday

Lunar eclipse is happening this Tuesday

Cape Canaveral, Fla. ( Associated Press) — A lunar eclipse will be visible on Tuesday that won’t repeat for three years.

A total lunar eclipse will be visible at dawn across North America – the further west the better – as well as in Asia, Australia and the rest of the Pacific after sunset.

Also, the planet Uranus will appear as a large bright star slightly above the Moon.

The total eclipse will last about an hour and a half, from 5:16 a.m. to 6:41 a.m. EST, when Earth will pass directly between the Sun and the Moon.

The Moon will appear red/orange, as it reflects the rising and setting sunlight on Earth. According to NASA scientists, at the peak of the eclipse, the Moon will be 390,653 kilometers (242,740 miles) away from Earth. If the sky is clear, you will be able to see well, although better with binoculars or binoculars.

If weather permits, the eclipse can be seen in South America. But Africa, the Middle East and most of Europe will have to wait until 2025.

Among those that will offer live broadcasts by “livestream” are the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles and the Virtual Telescope Project based in Italy.

This is the second total lunar eclipse of this year; The first was in May. The next will be in 2025. But there will be a lot of partial eclipses in the meantime.

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