Blazing Red ‘Blood Moon’ To Appear In The Sky On Election Day

The moon will flip a shade of crimson earlier than passing into the Earth’s shadow for a complete lunar eclipse Tuesday.

The “blood moon” is a traditional a part of a complete lunar eclipse. Lunar eclipses happen when a full moon passes via the shadow of the Earth. In a complete lunar eclipse, the moon slips into the darkest a part of Earth’s shadow, known as the umbra, which causes it to seem crimson, according to NASA.

In that place, the moon solely receives daylight that has handed via the Earth’s environment. Because the area company places it, “It’s as if all of the world’s sunrises and sunsets are projected” onto the moon.

Subsequent week’s eclipse will happen within the early hours of election day in america. NASA shared a chart final month exhibiting the timing of various levels of the eclipse within the Jap and Pacific time zones, with the moon slipping fully into Earth’s shadow at 5:17 a.m. ET and a pair of:17 a.m. PT.

The phenomenon shall be seen throughout North and Central America, Asia, Australia and components of South America. After subsequent week, a complete lunar eclipse won’t happen once more for about three years.

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