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Total lunar eclipse happening Wednesday

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Set your alarm! On Wednesday, October 8 at 5:27 am we'll have a chance to see the total lunar eclipse of the moon and the rising sun at the same time! A total lunar eclipse happens when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra. But this particular eclipse will be a rarity. This lunar eclipse is termed "Selenelion." The fact that you'll be able to see the total eclipse of the moon and the rising sun at the same time makes it Selenelion.

Because we're located east of the Mississippi River, we'll have about 2-9 minutes to see the Total Lunar Eclipse or Blood Moon!

Here's the time table!

3:17 am - Penumbral Eclipse Begins (The Earth's penumbra starts touching the Moon's Face)

4:18 am - Partial Eclipse Begins (Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red)

5:27 am - Total Eclipse Begins (Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon)

5:55 am - Maximum Eclipse (Moon is closest to the center of the shadow)

6:22 am - Total Eclipse Ends

As for the weather forecast at 5:27 am, we do have a chance of seeing some clouds around. We have a few disturbances trying to move in and out of the viewing area making for the cloud cover forecast a bit challenging. Be sure to stick with the First Alert Weather Team as we find tune this Blood Moon!

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