How To Watch This Weekend’s Total Blood Moon Eclipse

A ‘blood moon’ will be visible this weekend thanks to a total lunar eclipse. 

 
 

Here’s how to make sure you don’t miss it:

 
 

The eclipse will begin around 10:30 pm EST, and reach totality – with the entire Moon inside the Earth’s penumbra – at roughly 11:30 pm and continue through 1 am.

 
 

The ‘blood moon’ refers to the dark red hue projected onto the moon’s surface during totality.  It’s caused by sunlight passing through the Earth’s atmosphere before reaching the Moon.

 
 

The eclipse should be easily viewable anywhere in the eastern half of the U.S., and its totality will be viewable anywhere in North America.

 
 

But what if it’s cloudy?  Don’t worry – NASA has you covered with a special lunar eclipse live stream at moon.nasa.gov.

 
 

The next lunar eclipse won’t happen until November – and the next one after that won’t be until 2025.

 
 

How and when to see May’s Blood Moon total lunar eclipse

Visible across Europe, a total lunar eclipse will make for a spectacular sight during May 15 and 16 2022. The eclipse, which does not require binoculars or a telescope to be seen, will also make for a perfect target for astrophotographers.

 
 

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