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Clouds, haze partially obscure lunar eclipse, but blood moon still puts on show

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DENVER — Some clouds and haze partially obscured the full lunar eclipse along the Front Range on Wednesday morning, but Colorado residents for the most part were able to see the blood moon.

The eclipse began at 2:17 a.m. and will last until 6:32 a.m., but the full eclipse lasted from 4:25 a.m. to 5:24 a.m.

The full lunar eclipse turned the moon a burnt reddish orange. And because it happens right after the perigee, the closest point to Earth in the moon’s orbit, the eclipse was nearly the size of a super moon -- appearing 5.3 percent larger than the previous blood moon on April 15.

There will be two lunar eclipses in 2015, on April 4 and Sept. 28.

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