Want to see a total lunar eclipse? Your chance is coming soon

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(WYMT) - On Sunday evening, January 20, into Monday morning, you will be able to see a total lunar eclipse.

A lunar eclipse happens when the sun, moon and Earth line up and the moon crosses Earth's shadow.

The East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium in Prestonsburg posted about the eclipse on Facebook. According to the Center, the moon may appear to change to a yellow, orange or red color during totality due to dust, moisture and other factors.

The eclipse will begin Sunday evening, January 20 at 9:36 p.m. Totality begins at 10:34 p.m. and the greatest point of eclipse will be at 12:12 a.m. Monday morning, January 21. The total stage will end at 1:50 a.m.

You can watch the total lunar eclipse from your yard, barring any cloud cover. There will be no need for telescopes or binoculars if you don't wish to use them.

The Center and Planetarium will open free of charge, weather permitting, and will have telescopes set up. It will open from 9:30 p.m. Jan. 20 until 1 a.m. Jan. 21. You are welcome to bring your own telescopes and binoculars, as well as chairs to sit on.

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