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Full moon photograph taken Oct. 22 from Madison, Ala.
Gregory H. Revera
Full moon photograph taken Oct. 22 from Madison, Ala.

Should the skies clear, the moon will be entirely in the shadow of the earth for about one hour beginning around 2:40 a.m. Tuesday.

It will be the first time a lunar eclipse has coincided with the winter solstice in 456 years. The last time was in 1554.

An eclipse of the moon is safe to watch with the naked eye, but binoculars or a telescope will give you a much better view.

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