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Blood Red Moon
May 4, 2004

Total Eclipse to Paint Moon Red
BBC, May 4, 2004
The Moon is to turn blood-red during a total lunar eclipse in UK skies, the Royal Astronomical Society has said. The total eclipse will already be under way as the Moon rises on Tuesday evening but will only become visible as the Sun sets and the sky darkens. A dim reddish-brown Moon should climb slowly above the south-east horizon. The Moon travels through the long cone-shaped shadow the Earth casts in space and takes on a dark coppery or orange tone.