Sky-Watchers Await Total Lunar Eclipse on Thursday

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: May 12, 2003   View Article

On the night of May 15 the full moon will slip into Earth’s shadow and darken to an orange-reddish glow during the first of four total lunar eclipses to occur over the course of the next 17 months.

The celestial show promises to capture the attention of both amateur and professional astronomers and remind them of Earth’s place within the cosmos.

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