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‘Blood red’ lunar eclipse coming tax day – visible in Chicago
North and South America, get ready for the first eclipse of the year — in color.
Next Tuesday morning, the moon will be eclipsed by Earth’s shadow. This total lunar eclipse will be visible across the Western Hemisphere. The total phase will last 78 minutes, beginning at 2:06 a.m. CST and ending at 3:24 a.m.
The moon will be rising in the western Pacific, and so only the last half of the eclipse will be visible there. In much of Europe and Africa, the moon will be setting, so there won’t be much, if anything, to see.
This follows a rare alignment of Mars, Earth and the Sun tonight. You can watch on live video here.