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August 17, 2008|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger

The full August moon was once known as the Fruit Moon, denoting its appearance while fruit is ripening on the trees. Last night's full moon was partially eclipsed during the afternoon, our time. At its peak, the Earth's shadow darkened about four-fifths of the moon's face as people from western China to western Europe watched. We in the New World were on the wrong side of the planet for this one. The next total lunar eclipse visible here will occur (numerologists take note) on 12/21/2010.

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