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It's a Total Eclipse of the Moon Tomorrow Morning

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Set your alarm: tomorrow is your last shot at seeing a total lunar eclipse for the next three years.

Astronomers say that early tomorrow morning the eclipse will be visible all the way from East Asia and Australia to the West Coast, according to National Geographic. The eclipse will start at 4:45am our time, and the moon will be setting just as the sun is rising. You can sleep in a little longer and catch the full eclipse — when the earth blocks the light from the sun — from 6:05am until 6:57am. Depending on clouds and pollution at the edges of the earth, the moon might disappear completely from view or it could turn an eerie orange-red.

This video from the NASA Goddard Space Center explains how an eclipse works:

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The SLOOH SpaceCam is going to catch the eclipse if you're on the east coast (or for some reason you want to watch it remotely):