Lunar Eclipse

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A total lunar eclipse will be visible to the east and southeast Saturday.

The partial eclipse starts about 5:32 p.m. shortly after the moon rises. The total eclipse phase begins at 7:06 p.m. and will last just 25 minutes.

Astronomers say a lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes in the shadow of Earth, emitting a red glow as sunlight is refracted by Earth's atmosphere.

No telescope or binoculars are required, but experts say they can make the experience more spectacular.

This will be the second lunar eclipse visible in North America this year. The first occurred May 15t

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