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Clarification: Total Lunar Eclipse story

FILE - This five picture combination shows various stages of a total lunar eclipse over Baghdad, Iraq, between 1:30-2:30am local time on March 4, 2007. Weather permitting, skygazers in North and Central America and a tiny sliver of South America will boast the best seats to this year's only total eclipse of the moon, scheduled for Dec. 20, 2010. FILE - This five picture combination shows various stages of a total lunar eclipse over Baghdad, Iraq, between 1:30-2:30am local time on March 4, 2007. Weather permitting, skygazers in North and Central America and a tiny sliver of South America will boast the best seats to this year's only total eclipse of the moon, scheduled for Dec. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
By Alicia Chang
AP Science Writer / December 20, 2010

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LOS ANGELES—In a Dec. 19 story about a total lunar eclipse, the Associated Press reported that recent volcanic eruptions may make the moon appear darker than usual during the eclipse, according to NASA's Fred Espenak. Espenak said later that new data shows the atmosphere is relatively clear of volcanic dust and that the lunar eclipse should appear bright.