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First eclipse since 2000 is visible

May 15, 2003

Albany- Lunar eclipses can occur up to three times a year. The eclipse tonight is only visible in the Eastern part of the United States. An eclipse occurs when the moon passes in the earth's shadow. In the past, many cultures thought elipses meant something bad was to come.

Thronteeska Heritage Center Executive Director, Tommy Gregors says, "In the past, many cultures thought an eclipse meant something bad was to come."

The last total eclipse was in 2000. The eclipse will reach its peak in a little more than ten minutes.

Posted at 9:30PM by Jocelyn.Maner@walb.com

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