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Monday, December 20, 2010

Many in America's Central States May Miss Moon's Total Eclipse Due To Cloud Cover

If only the weather would cooperate on these celestial events...

The total eclipse of the moon will begin in the Central Time zone early Tuesday (tomorrow) morning at 12:33 a.m. and lasts until 4:01 a.m.- according to this Web page on the subject from NASA.

The moon will actually be totally-eclipsed for 72 minutes- mid-eclipse will be 2:17 a.m. CST- and the moon won't be blackened out- but will actually take on a dull- reddish color as the reflected light from Earth will still provide some illumination.

However- a cloud cover may obscure much if not all of the eclipse for many of us in the Central States- so good luck moon watchers!

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