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DENVER -- Clouds streaming into Colorado from the southwest ahead of a big weather change could obscure the view Wednesday morning when a full lunar eclipse will be on full display.

The eclipse begins at 2:17 a.m. and goes until 6:32 a.m.

But the real show -- when the eclipse becomes full -- begins at 4:25 a.m. and lasts until 5:24 a.m., with the max at 4:55 a.m.

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The full lunar eclipse will turn the moon a burnt reddish orange, creating the second blood moon in relatively short succession.

Because it happens right after the perigee, the closest point to Earth in the moon’s orbit, this blood moon will be nearly the size of a super moon — appearing 5.3 percent larger than the previous blood moon on April 15.
It will be the second in a sequence of four — called a tetrad — that are occurring in roughly six-month intervals.
The next one will appear on April 4, 2015, and the last one on Sept. 28, 2015.
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