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Red Moon: Lunar Eclipse that will turn the moon red

Published: 06.10.2014
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A full lunar eclipse will occurred on 8th October 6.55 pm Singapore time. 
During this time the moon will pass directly behind Earth's shadow which will turn the moon red.
The moon will enter Earth's umbra at 5.15 pm and leaves at 8.34 pm. 
Total duration of this eclipse will be about 103 minutes.

"It promises to be a stunning sight, even from the most light-polluted cities," Nasa eclipse expert Fred Espenak said in a statement. "I encourage everyone, especially families with curious children, to go out and enjoy the event."

The lunar eclipse will be the second of the four consecutive eclipses which began early this year on April 2014.
The next total eclipse will occur on 4th April 2015 and 28th September 2015.

During total lunar eclipse, the moon pass behind into Earth's shadow causing it to be darken but instead of turning completely dark, the moon reflects light from the sun coming through the Earth's atmosphere causing it to turn red.


Photo credit : Singaporesky

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