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How to watch the shortest lunar eclipse of the century

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You've only got a few hours left


In just a few hours, the moon will move into a shadow cast by the Sun shining on Earth, creating the shortest lunar eclipse of the century. The partial eclipse will begin at 6:15AM ET and the total eclipse will last just a few minutes, according to Sky and Telescope. Here's how to make sure you don't miss it.

For morning people

Most of eastern North America and western South America will be able to look up and see the beginning partial stages of the eclipse before sunrise, while India, parts of China, and Russia will be able to view the ending stages after sunset. Beginning at 6AM ET, the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles will stream the event live.

If you've heard the term "blood moon" being tossed around to describe the event, that's because as the Sun's light passes through Earth's atmosphere, blue light is filtered out, causing the moon to look like it's glowing red.