The Moon during an eclipse in 1993.
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Courtesy of Andy Steere
Lunar Eclipse - November 2003
News story originally written on November 7, 2003
There will be an eclipse of the Moon on Saturday
night, November 8, 2003. It will be the second lunar eclipse in 2003. This eclipse
is a total eclipse of the Moon, which
means the Moon will pass through the darkest part of Earth's shadow.
During the eclipse, the Moon will look dark red. Even the darkest part of
Earth's shadow lets a little light through. The light that gets through passes
through Earth's atmosphere, which blocks out the light that isn't red. That's
why the Sun looks red at sunset, too.
The main part of the eclipse will last about 25 minutes. Check out the link
to NASA's site (below) to find out when the eclipse can be seen from where you
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