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'Blood moon' eclipse should be visible in January

Posted: 11:13 AM, Dec 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-26 12:13:06-05
Photos: Lunar eclipse offers thrilling views of 'blood moon' across the world

If you stay up late Jan. 20 or are an early riser Jan. 21, you will have a prime view, weather permitting, of a total lunar eclipse in North America, according to Space.com.

During a special nocturnal hour, Space.com said the full moon will become fully tinted with the red-orange color of sunset.

If you miss the January total lunar eclipse, you will have to wait until May 2021 for the next one. The most recent total lunar eclipse was in July, according to Space.com.

People in South America, Europe and Africa also should be able to view January’s eclipse. Hawaiian residents will not be able to view the eclipse, according to Popular Mechanics.