A blood moon lunar eclipse is expected on Election Day, and will last for three years
An ominous blood moon lunar eclipse will hang in the sky early next week mid-term elections.
“A total lunar eclipse is on track to provide some celestial magic early on the morning of Nov. 8,” NASA announced in video has been published on his Twitter account.
The eclipse will be visible to viewers in North America, the Pacific region, Australia and East Asia anywhere where the moon is above the horizon.
NASA viewers can see the total eclipse unfold before sunrise — weather permitting — as the moon emerges from the dark part of Earth’s shadow, called the umbra, a few minutes before 5 a.m.
During that time, the stars will be more visible as the moon darkens to a “dull red,” NASA said. Viewers with binoculars will be able to see Uranus “just a finger’s breadth” from the eclipsed moon, NASA said.
These types of lunar eclipses are called “blood moons” because of the reddish tint cast on the moon by refracted sunlight passing through Earth’s atmosphere. The more dust or clouds in Earth’s atmosphere, the redder the moon will appear, according to NASA.
Tuesday’s total lunar eclipse will be the last visible from Earth for the next three years. Those interested can visit moon.nasa.gov for more information on local details.
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