Rare Total Lunar Eclipse Tuesday Morning

A rare total lunar eclipse is set to take place at 1:33 am Tuesday morning.

The eclipse is the first one to fall on the winter solstice in more than 200 years, according to NASA.

The Globe and Mail says,

Lunar eclipses happen about two times a year, but this one is unusual. Dec. 21 is the winter solstice, which is the shortest day of the year. An eclipse hasn’t fallen on the date since 1638, and will not happen again until 2094.”

It is said that the moon will be blood red in color and visible to everyone in North and Central America, weather permitting.

The eclipse will last approximately 72 minutes.


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