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Blood moon makes special appearance

Our first total lunar eclipse since December 2011 occurred around midnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. Total lunar eclipses result when the earth is directly between the moon and sun. The result is that the moon has a soft red glow, hence the name blood moon. The good news is that if you missed this one, there will be more to come. The next lunar eclipse is scheduled for October 8 of this year, followed by another on April 4, 2015. The most unique aspect is that these eclipses are all visible from any location in the United States. The weather will remain picture perfect with lots of sun in Claremont through the weekend. High temperatures will be in the 80s, with lows in the 50s. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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