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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Blood Moon - Total Lunar Eclipse - Time and Date

Lansing: Total Lunar Eclipse
Begins:  Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 8:11 PM 
Total Eclipse: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 10:47 PM
Ends: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 1:22 AM

The Lunar Eclipse on September 27/ 28, 2015 will occur during the Northern Hemisphere's first fall full Moon. Called the Harvest Moon in many northern cultures, it is the full Moon closest to the September Equinox.

In recent years, the term Blood Moon has been frequently used to refer to total lunar eclipses.
When the Earth eclipses a full Moon, the direct sunlight is blocked, but the sun's rays still light up the moon. This light, however, has traveled through the Earth's atmosphere first, and sometimes causes the totally eclipsed Moon to look red.
 
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