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When the partial lunar eclipse happens worldwide. "But yes, it's a celestial event, which can happen on any Full Moon whenever the Earth moves in between the Moon and the Sun", said Scientific Officer at SPACE, Mila Mitra.

The first total eclipse visible from the US since 1979, this month's cosmic event will occur when the moon passes between the sun and the earth and blocks the sun, according to NASA's total eclipse website. And because the Earth's shadow is considerably larger than the moon as seen from Earth, the eclipses last longer. Hence, they appear at about the same sight in the Earth's skies. On August 21, the moon will pass directly between the sun and the earth, giving millions of Americans the chance to experience the rare astronomical event.

Will we be able to see the lunar eclipse in Cornwall? "Unfortunately, Richmond is in the outer shadow, call the penumbra, where we only get to see a partial eclipse".

It has to do with the moon's varying orbit, it's actually tilted. The last total eclipse visible anywhere in the continental United States occurred in 1979.

The blood red moon is a result of light from the sun passing through our planet's atmosphere in the direction of the moon. They are easy to see with the naked eye.

In North Carolina, you'll have part of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park as a dramatic landscape for the eclipse.

The path of totality - where day briefly becomes night - will pass over OR, continuing through the heartland all the way to Charleston, South Carolina.

For the first time in 99 years, in under two weeks the sun will disappear behind the moon for millions all across the United States. The shadow shall travel across the forecasted path at a remarkable speed of 1,500 miles per hour. The eclipse will end at 4:51 a.m.

There are also myths surrounding the health of pregnant women during an eclipse. In an interview with the Iowapublicradio, Bob Baer of Southern Illinois University, telescopes have been positioned for a coast-to-coast eclipse coverage.

At exactly 2:42 p.m. the daylight will turn dark.