Total lunar eclipse to occur Tuesday

There will be a total eclipse of the moon early in the morning on  Tuesday, December 21, and it will be visible all over Guyana, the Astronomical Society said in a release yesterday.

The shadow will begin to cover the moon at 2:33am  high in the western sky and the total eclipse will begin at 3:41 am, halfway up in the western sky and it will be hard to see the moon.

The release said further that the total eclipse will end at 4:54am  low in the western sky and the shadow will start leaving the moon.  At 6:02am an apparent full moon will be seen again on the western horizon.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the shadow of the earth. A lunar eclipse can last up to an hour and a half. During a lunar eclipse the moon may turn a reddish color. It is not dangerous at all to look at a lunar eclipse because the moon does not make its own light.

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