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Lunar eclipse visible tonight

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Night owls and Bonnie Tyler fans will see a total eclipse of the moon tonight if the sky of San Francisco can stay clear.

The moon will just after 7:30 p.m. tonight but will not start passing through the weakest part of Earth’s shadow, or penumbra, until 12:52 a.m. Tuesday, according to the U.S. Naval Observatory.

At that point, the moon will begin turning reddish or orange caused by sunlight moving through Earth’s atmosphere.

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The moon will be entirely consumed by the shadow at 2:52, and the total eclipse is set to last until 4:22 a.m., or 1.5 hours, when it starts moving out of the Earth’s strongest shadow, or umbra.

The moon then leaves the earth’s shadow entirely at 6:22 a.m. and sets at 6:49 Tuesday morning.

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