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Look for a partial lunar eclipse Thursday morning

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A partial lunar eclipse takes place early Thursday morning across North America. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the Moon and the Sun, so a shadow is cast over the face of the Moon.

This one is a “partial” eclipse because the Moon, Earth and Sun are not totally aligned to create the full eclipse.

Regardless, if you step outside early Thursday morning between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., you should be able to see the bright full moon gradually become a little dimmer or gray. When it’s a total eclipse, the Moon will turn a deeper red color just before it nearly goes dim.

The only limiting factor to viewing the eclipse on Thursday will be low clouds and fog. Right now, our computer models indicate there will be enough cloud breaks to make some viewing possible.

The next chance for us to see an eclipse in Atlanta won’t be until January of 2019.

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