There’s an interesting wrinkle to today’s lunar eclipse, explained in this Washington Post blog entry:

It will be the longest lunar eclipse in more than a decade and the ash and sulfur gas floating in the atmosphere from the Chilean volcano may cause the moon to glow blood red.

Sounds portentous.

The 100-minute event will be the longest eclipse since 2000. It won’t be visible here, but that, my friends, is why we have the Internet.

Watch it live online at 11 a.m. below:

More coverage listed on Mashable.

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Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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