Lunar eclipse visible over Baton Rouge

Lunar eclipse visible over Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Many people across the US woke up early Wednesday morning to see a total eclipse of the moon as the Earth's shadow obscured the full moon.

Much of south Louisiana was treated to clear skies to observe the eclipse, but people in certain parts complained of fog and cloud cover blocking their view of it.

The eclipse created a blood moon. The name is from the orange or red appearance of the moon during the event.

The color is the result of sunlight scattering off Earth's atmosphere.

Scientists say there will be two full lunar eclipses again next year.

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