Full Blood Moon

The total lunar eclipse will see the full moon turn an unsettling reddish-purple color

The full moon will turn a coppery hue of red in the sky on Tuesday, November 8th. It will also kick off Election Day by launching an early morning event — a total lunar eclipse.

The second eclipse of the year will occur at 3:02 AM. ET. The moon will dim for the first hour and then return to its original brightness at 8:50 AM. ET.

Totality is the point at which the whole moon will be in Earth’s shadow. At this stage, the moon will turn dark reddish. This is why a total eclipse is also known as a blood moon. The striking effect will begin at 5:17 a.m. for sky-gazers. NASA says ET.

“They’re not that common, so you’re always happy to get a hold of them when possible,” stated Dr. Alphonse sterling, an astrophysicist at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. They are a great learning tool for those who wish to learn astronomy.

On average, a total lunar eclipse happens once in 1 1/2 years. However, partial and penumbral moon eclipses will continue to take place during that time. Penumbral lunar eclipses occur when the moon passes through the Earth’s outer shadow or penumbra. The visual effect is subtler.

People who can view the total lunar eclipse can see Earth’s shadow curving around the moon as it slowly swallows it completely. NASA says at least some of the phenomenon can be seen in eastern Asia, Australia, and the Pacific.

In honor of semi-aquatic rodents, the first full moon of November in November is known as the beaver moon. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, this is when beavers start to seek shelter after having stored their winter food. At 6:02 a.m., the moon will shine brightest. ET is the almanac note.

A lunar eclipse

Moonrises are when the sun, moon, and Earth align so that the moon passes through Earth’s shadow. A lunar eclipse is a rare event that can be seen from any location the moon is visible during the night. Sterling says that the moon will dim enough to make nearby stars visible for the duration of an eclipse.

Sterling stated that solar eclipses require you to be in the right spot, while lunar eclipses are not as sensitive to where you are.

It is visible to the whole earth if it is nighttime when the moon goes into the shadow. It’s available to half of the world.

NASA says that the same phenomenon that makes the sky blue and sunsets bright red causes the moon’s rusty color to change during a lunar eclipse. The moon’s rusty red color is caused by the Earth’s atmosphere scattering sunlight.

The moon will rise in the eastern United States and Canada before the eclipse ends. It is best to view the eclipse from the western horizon. You will need to wear eye protection when viewing a solar eclipse. However, you can still enjoy the lunar eclipse safely without any equipment. Binoculars can enhance your view.

This is one of the best things about lunar eclipses in particular. Your eyes are all you need. Sterling stated that the moon is bright and can be seen from any location. The beautiful shades, the red color you see during an eclipse, can be seen anywhere. Even in the middle of a large city.

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