Tom O'Toole

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VIDEO: Last night’s Total Lunar Eclipse (In case you missed it)

This year’s only total lunar eclipse took place last night (January 20th) along with a supermoon, which was visible throughout North and South America and parts of Europe. The moon, Earth and sun lined up to create the eclipse, and the moon appeared a little bigger and brighter because it was a supermoon, when it is slightly closer to Earth. The moon looked red, because during a total lunar eclipse, sunlight scattering off Earth’s atmosphere gives it that hue.

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