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Red sky at night, sailor's delight" actually refers to an effect sometimes caused by the setting sun.
But red sky at night will be a different kind of delight for the Richmond area Wednesday evening. That's when a total lunar eclipse will turn the moon a reddish colour.
The last lunar eclipse visible from Richmond happened earlier in the evening, so the moon was rising already eclipsed.

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The Riparian Preserve's observatory will be open Wednesday night for a lunar eclipse.
The viewing will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at the preserve, at Greenfield and Guadalupe roads, with the best viewing time between 8 and 9 p.m.

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At  dawn, next Thursday,  21st February,  a total lunar eclipse will be visible  from Spain.
The entire phenomenon will last about five hours and 42 minutes. The total eclipse will take place between 03:01  and 03:52, Universal Time, the local time in the Canary islands, which  is one hour ahead of  the mainland.
This is a  very favourable occasion  for observation of the eclipse in the mid-Atlantic zone, but the event will  be visible from practically  every continents on the planet.

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On Wednesday evening, February 20th, the full Moon over the Americas will turn a delightful shade of red and possibly turquoise, too. It's a total lunar eclipsethe last one until Dec. 2010.

February 20

The Sun goes down. The Moon comes up. You go out and look at the sky. Observing the eclipse is that easy. Maximum eclipse, and maximum beauty, occurs at 3:26 GMT (10:26 pm EST).

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Position of Saturns satellites

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