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Total lunar eclipse next week: What is a ‘blood moon’?

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Mark your calendars, sky watchers: In one week a total lunar eclipse will turn the moon an eerie shade of red.

On April 14, at 10:58 p.m. PDT, the moon will move into Earth’s shadow. The full lunar eclipse — when the entirety of the moon is shaded by Earth — begins just over an hour later at 12:07 a.m. and lasts until 1:25 a.m. PDT.

The eclipse will be visible across almost the entire continental United States, most of…

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