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Lunar Eclipse

21 Jan 2019
The coming week begins with a total lunar eclipse. We explain where the rare phenomenon can be seen, when, and why the Earth satellite becomes a blood moon.
29 Jul 2018
The next eclipse of a similar length is not due for over 100 years - in 2123.

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