Get Up Early, Mainers, to See the Last Total Lunar Eclipse for Three Years
If you are a fan of a good lunar eclipse, catch the one Tuesday, November 8 because that's the last one for a while.
WMTW reports it's known as the blood moon with the reddish-orange color from the light of the earth's sunsets and sunrises. But you have to get up pretty early if you are a fan. The totality of the eclipse will last almost 90 minutes from 5:16 in the morning to 6:41 am EST. You'll have a great view in Maine with a stretch of great weather!
Now, for us who have the humor of 4th graders, here's an actual quote from the WMTW article.
As an extra treat, Uranus will be visible just a finger's width above the moon, resembling a bright star.
Okay, back to actual facts about the eclipse that aren't funny to fourth graders. According to NASA scientists, the moon will be 242,740 miles away, and of course, if you have binoculars or a telescope that's gonna help. This is the second lunar eclipse of the year with the first one back in May.
The next one won't be until 2025. There will be lots of partial eclipses, but if you want this cool image - you better set the alarm.
There's a great video on what to expect from the eclipse and if you want to get your nerd on, the earth's position throughout at Time and Date. If you can't wait three years in 2025 for another lunar eclipse, there will be a total solar eclipse coming up on April 8, 2024.