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A total lunar eclipse occured very early in the morning of August 27th, 2007. This one was different because when the Moon became completely covered by our Earth's shadow, daylight was approaching. Imagine us on Earth directly between the sun and the moon and the sun casting our own shadow onto the moon. As sunrise approached and brightened the sky, it became very difficult to see the moon at all. Can you still see the Moon in the last photo?

The moon became red during totality when twilight was starting.

And got dimmer and dimmer as the sky brightened

Can you see the moon in total eclipse? The sun has risen.