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ST. LOUIS, Mo. ( -- Star gazers can enjoy a total lunar eclipse this weekend. It will take place Sunday evening into Sunday night.

The moon is above the horizon during this event, so the entire eclipse will be visible in the St. Louis area. We just need cloud-free skies!

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is caught between the full moon and the Sun. This causes the Earth to cast a shadow on the moon. Even though it is in a shadow, a little reddish sunlight still reaches the moon giving it a red color to the naked eye. You don’t need any special eye protection. You can stare right at it, unlike a solar eclipse!

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The total duration of this eclipse is 5 hours, 11 minutes. A partial eclipse will be visible starting at 8:07 p.m.

A full eclipse will begin at 9:11 p.m. and continue until 10:23 p.m., lasting a full hour and twelve minutes.

The next total lunar eclipse occurs on January 31, 2018.

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