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The second full lunar eclipse of 2014 will occur in the early hours of Wednesday, October 8th.  The total eclipse will begin at 3:25 AM (PDT), and last 59 minutes. 

During a lunar eclipse, the moon turns a reddish-orange color. Image Credit:  NASA.

During a lunar eclipse, the moon turns a reddish-orange color.
Image Credit:
NASA.

Total lunar eclipses are the result of Earth moving between the sun and moon, such that Earth's shadow blocks the sun's light from reaching the moon.

This eclipse occurs during World Space Week!  The next full lunar eclipse will take place April 4, 2015. 

You can read more about the eclipse, including the best times to view from your location, here and here!


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