Tonight in Houston's sky, a rare total moon eclipse will be visible.

A total lunar eclipse, the final one for the next three years, will be visible from The Bayou City early on Tuesday morning. The first part of the eclipse, which happens when the sun,

Earth, and moon line up and the moon entirely enters our planet's shadow, will start at 2:02 in the morning, according to NASA. 

 CT when the moon enters the penumbra, or the outer region of the shadow, cast by the Earth. It will appear as if a large bite has been bitten out of the moon disk around 3:09 a.m.

Totality occurs when the entire moon is in the Earth's umbra, which begins at 4:17 a.m. and lasts for nearly an hour and a half. CT The moon will also appear coppery red during this phase. 

The only sunlight that reaches the moon during a lunar eclipse passes via Earth's atmosphere, giving the moon its reddish appearance. 

According to a NASA news release, "it appears as though all of the world's sunrises and sunsets are reflected onto the Moon."

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