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Blood Moon gets the attention of Houstonians

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It was a very late night or really early morning for thousands of Houstonians who bundled up to deal with the unseasonably cool temperatures to take advantage of a celestial event-a full lunar eclipse.

The Moon was eclipsed by the Earth's shadow early Tuesday, beginning around 2 a.m. Houston time for just over an hour and a half. 

For Houstonians, the moon appeared red-orange.  FOX 26 Meteorologist Mike Iscovitz says " the reason why the Moon has this orange reddish glow is the same reason we have sunrises and sunsets in that fiery color.  The Sun passes through the atmosphere at an angle and the shorter wave lengths of light, blue, purple, yellow and green can't get through.  The only ones that go through are the longer wave length reds."

This the first of four eclipses this year and the first of four total lunar eclipses this year and next.  In the meantime, get ready for a solar eclipse in two weeks.

The photo gallery above is just a sampling of the hundreds of photos of the blood moon that were sent to us on various social media platforms.


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