The first eclipse to be seen generally throughout the United States in more than two years will be visible Thursday evening, January 29, as shown in this diagram, prepared by Dr. James Stokely, of the General Electric Company. North is shown at the top, as usual with maps. Because the eclipse occurs in the early evening, however, the diagram should be titled towards the left to show the way it will appear in the eastern part of the country. Between 4:54 and 6:05 p.m. EST, the earth's shadow will be seen to creep across the face of the moon from the lower edge to the top. From 6:05 to 7:39 p.m. the moon will totally eclipse, but will not disappear from view. The earth's atmosphere will bend sunlight around into the shadow, making the moon visible with a dull copper red glow. At 7:30 p.m. as the moon emerges from the shadow, the lower left-hand edge of the Moon will be the first to shine more brightly as sunlight falls upon it, and as 8:40 p.m. the eclipse will be over.
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