Rare total lunar eclipse on Tuesday

The Earth is all set to witness a rare total lunar eclipse this Tuesday when the Earth's shadow will fully cover the moon early morning. This eclipse is rare because it is due to occur just before daybreak.

Rare total lunar eclipse on Tuesday
The Earth is all set to witness a rare total lunar eclipse this Tuesday when the Earth's shadow will fully cover the moon early morning. This eclipse is rare because it is due to occur just before daybreak.

Weather permitting the eclipse will be fully visible in North and South America. Additionally East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands will also be able to see the total eclipse provided the sky is clear just before dawn.

The moon will appear as a reddish-tinted ball with a dim view as it heads toward the western horizon, according to scientists. The eclipse, which will initially be partial, is set to begin at 4:51 a.m. ET. The complete eclipse will occur at 5:52 a.m ET. The eclipses expected to last for about 90 minutes.

People interested in seeing the eclipse may use a binoculars although they do not need to use glasses or other special equipment meant for viewing solar eclipses. There is also no need to use a telescope.

The last total eclipse was seen on March 3 this year.

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