Published: January 7, 2019
Total Running Time: 00:00:20
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January 20, 2019
7:30 p.m. PDT
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon and the sun are on exact opposite sides of Earth. Although the moon is in Earth's shadow, some sunlight reaches the moon. The sunlight passes through Earth's atmosphere, which filters out most of the blue light and makes the moon appear red to people on Earth.