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Eclipse of the Moon
News story originally written on November 7, 2003
There will be an eclipse of the Moon on Saturday
night, November 8, 2003. The shadow of the Earth will fall on the Moon,
and the Moon will get dark!
The Moon will not be so dark that you can't see it. The Moon will be dark
red, not black. Some sunlight goes through Earth's atmosphere and lights the
Moon a little bit. Only red light gets through, so the Moon looks red.
The main part of the eclipse is about 25 minutes long. Want to know if you
can see the eclipse where you live? Look at the link to NASA below to find out
when to look for the eclipse.
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