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April 15, 2014

Year’s first Lunar Eclipse wows many

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WATCH VIDEO: Today, in the early hours of the morning, many were able to witness something rare and spectacular, a total lunar eclipse. Occurring when the sun, earth, and moon line up directly in that order, this eclipse gave viewers a chance to see the moon with an eerie blood-red tone. The moon appeared in different phases between 2:00 and 4:30 a.m. For many willing to stay up extra late or rise super-early, the event was a jaw-dropping sight.

“Seeing this eclipse was without a doubt worth me having to wake up early. It was really cool to see something that rare in person,” said sophomore Matias Matias.

According to CNN, a total lunar eclipse occurs when the full moon turns a coppery red as it passes into Earth’s shadow. During this process, the moon’s bright glow dims and takes on a red shade. The moon has to be full for the total lunar eclipse to occur. As more of the moon emerges from the shadow, its red tint fades as it gets lighter and starts to change back to its normal silver color. If you happened to miss this amazing sight, make sure to tune in on October 8th for the next total lunar eclipse. The eclipse is expected to be visible from Florida, so don’t forget to watch!

Make sure to check out the latest video put together by the CHAT Video News crew!

Reported by: Matthew DENO

Photo by: Jonathan HARRIS


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