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Lunar Eclipse: Blood Moon

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Lisa Lofton Program Coordinator at Thronateeska Heritage Center Lisa Lofton Program Coordinator at Thronateeska Heritage Center
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Astronomers are getting excited for a rare view of the moon early Tuesday morning. A lunar eclipse is still scheduled to begin around 1 a.m.

At first the moon will look dark gray in color, but in about two hours the color will change to dark red, leading some to call the event a "Blood Moon."

"I think it is a spectacular event, I think the persons background might decide how spectacular it is from a scientific view. We know that this is how, this is how it is going to occur because of the Earth's shadow being cast on the moon that this is what happens," said Program Coordinator at Thronateeska Heritage Center Lisa Lofton.

The lunar eclipse is the first of four that will happen in the next 18 months. Unfortunately, rain and clouds may keep many in our area from seeing the Blood Moon.

If you want see a clear view of the eclipse tonight Click Here

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