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Total Lunar Eclipse, Coming up

Sunday night you will be able to see a total lunar eclipse in the sky. 

This event is caused by a lining up of the sun, earth, and moon. When they completely align the light from the sun bounces off of the earth and onto the completely blocked moon. The light then projected onto the moon is shaded due to the earth’s atmosphere.

This is where we get the term “Blood Moon,” because the atmosphere projects a pinkish red color onto the moon.

This specific one is tied to a series of four, the last of which we saw in April 2014.

“This one’s going to be a total eclipse and we should be able to see it from this area, in Mississippi,” Edwin Faughn with Rainwater Observatory in French Camp.

The eclipse will begin around 8 p.m. on Sunday night and last through midnight

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