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Total lunar eclipse an Easter weekend treat

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THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Play a little hide and seek with one of the biggest ‘eggs’ you can find this week — a total lunar eclipse is scheduled to take place this Easter weekend.

According to Time and Date, the moon will be totally eclipsed for about five minutes early Saturday morning with the event set to start around 2 a.m. By 3:15 a.m., a partial eclipse will begin and the full eclipse will start just before 5 a.m. By 8 a.m., when the event completely ends, the moon will already be below the horizon.

The total lunar eclipse, also known as the ‘Blood Moon’ will be visible in most of North America, South America, Asia and Parts of Australia.

Another total lunar eclipse will be visible in B.C. on Sept. 27, 2015.

Environment Canada is calling for increasing cloudiness overnight with a chance of showers Friday night and a mix of sun and cloud Saturday morning throughout the region.

Hoping to capture some pictures of the moon if the weather holds out? We’ve put together a list of night photography tips that might help.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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