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Total lunar eclipse set to turn Moon red

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Early Tuesday morning, August 28, 2007, a colorful lunar eclipse will be visible from Australia, parts of Asia, Japan, and most of the Americas. In the United States, the western part of the country will be favored with the best conditions.

The lunar eclipse begins at 12:54 PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) when the Moon begins to enter the Earth’s shadow. About two hours later, the color of the Moon will change from its normal grayish color to a reddish color.

The red color comes about because light from the Sun as it reaches the Earth must pass through the dense atmosphere of Earth before reaching the Moon. The scattering of this sunlight produces the red coloring.

Thus, at about 2:52 PDT the start of the total lunar eclipse begins.

On the east coast, the begin of the total lunar eclipse is 5:52 am EDT, in the central part of the country its 4:52 am CDT, in the mountain time region it is 3:52 am MDT, in Alaska its 1:52 am, and in Hawaii its 11:52 am (August 27).

The total lunar eclipse will last about 90 minutes.

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