IF the weather cooperates this weekend, you may get to see the “Blood Moon” Total Lunar Eclipse this weekend! It will be visible both Saturday and Sunday nights, with the partial eclipse beginning at 10:28 p.m. and totality beginning around 11:30 p.m.
Totality will last approximately one hour and twenty-five minutes. When looking up at the sky during totality, there will be a faint, reddish glow. That’s because red wavelengths of sunlight filter through the plant’s atmosphere and onto the moon’s surface. At times, shades of orange, yellow, or brown may be seen during the lunar eclipse.
What is a “blood moon?”
According to NASA, a blood moon occurs during a total lunar eclipse, when the Earth is positioned directly between the moon and the sun, hiding the moon from sunlight.
We are still looking at the chance for scattered showers on Saturday and Sunday. While most of the wet weather will occur during the day, clouds could hang tight during the nighttime hours. We’re crossing our fingers for improving weather because this is going to be one beautiful lunar eclipse!
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