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'Pink Moon' Lunar Eclipse

Region stargazers -- a 'shallow' lunar eclipse occurs today, but it won't be visible in the United States.  You can still catch the sight online in a webcast. The April full moon is sometimes called the "Pink" full moon, says Farmers Almanac, from wild ground phlox, one of the earliest spring flowers to bloom.  Only a small portion of the moon will be covered by Earth's shadow, hence 'shallow'.  In a total lunar eclipse, when the entire moon is obscured by Earth's shadow, the moon can take on a reddish-hue due to light refracted by the Earth's atmosphere.    It is the first of three lunar eclipses occurring this year.  You can watch the partial lunar eclipse live on SPACE.com.  The entire lunar eclipse will be visible to the unaided eye for observers in Eastern Europe, Africa, Central Asia and Western Australia.  Lunar eclipses occur when the moon, Earth and sun align, with the moon positioned on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun.
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