The lunar eclipse will unfold over three hours beginning at
1:58 a.m. EDT when the moon begins moving into Earth's shadow. A
little more than an hour later, the moon will be fully eclipsed
and shrouded in a red glow.
The celestial show will be over by 5:33 a.m., according to
astronomers at the University of Texas's McDonald Observatory.
Eclipses occurs two or three times per year when the sun, Earth
and the full moon line up so that the moon passes through
Tuesday's eclipse will be the last full lunar eclipse visible
from the United States until 2019, NASA said.
Weather permitting, the eclipse will be visible from most of the
country, with the exception of New England and Alaska.
Alaskans can get a view of the moon rising already partly
eclipsed. From New England, the moon sets before the eclipse
NASA plans live coverage of the eclipse on NASA TV, the NASA.gov
website and on its social media accounts. Coverage will begin at
2 a.m. EDT.
(Editing by Leslie Adler)
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