A full lunar eclipse will be visible tonight. The full eclipse occurs ever few years when the earth shadow lies between the moon and the sun.
CALGARY - A full lunar eclipse may be visible during Wednesday's World Series baseball game.
If skies are clear, people can expect to see the full moon turn a deep reddish colour as the Earth's shadow falls over the face of the moon,
"When it passes into the Earth's inner shadow, that sunlight reaching the moon passes through the Earth's atmosphere, so it's filtered to a bright red
colour," said Frank Espenak, an astronomer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
Late Wednesday night, skygazers in North America will be able to watch the eclipse with the naked eye, although telescopes or binoculars will show
Total lunar eclipses occur every couple of years or so.
For thousands of years, people considered the events to be omens.
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The eclipse visible in North America at around 9:14 EST is expected to be more reddish than ususal because of the ash kicked up by the Mount St.
Helens eruption. The next such occurrence will be in March 2007.
For once it was actually clear and crisp so we could see this -- It is always cloudy or rainy when something like this happens -- we went down to the
beach to look at it over the ocean it was beautiful....of course we had to come home before it was done to watch the baseball game.
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