The second and final total lunar eclipse of 2022 will occur on Nov. 8, which happens to be Election Day.
The moon will appear to be red or copper-colored for 85 minutes next week depending on where you are, according to Space.com.
Forbes reported it will be the longest blood moon this year, which happens to coincide with the month’s beaver moon.
Over the past 18 months, we will have seen three total lunar eclipses but will have to wait a bit for the next one, which will happen in 2025.
If you want to catch it, you will have to stay up really late or get up really early.
EarthSky said the penumbral eclipse begins at 3:02 a.m. EST on Tuesday.
Penumbral refers to the Earth’s “outer, fuzzy shadow” and when the moon loses its brightness, according to Space.com.
The partial eclipse begins at 4:09 a.m. EST with the moon totally in Earth’s shadow at 5:16 a.m. EST and lasts until 6:41 a.m. EST.
The partial eclipse will end at 7:49 a.m. EST while the penumbral eclipse ends at 8:56 a.m. EST.
EarthSky says that, unlike a solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse can be viewed by the naked eye or with binoculars or telescopes.
The Farmer’s Almanac said this is the first time an Election Day falls on the same day as an eclipse and it won’t happen until 2394 if Election Days still fall on the “Tuesday next after the first Monday in the month of November, according to EarthSky.
EarthSky looked at calendars of lunar eclipses and election days, and the only time they were on the same day in our country’s history was on Nov. 3, 1846, but it was not a total eclipse and wasn’t noticeable to the naked eye for a casual observer.
There will be a partial lunar eclipse on Nov. 3, 2218, which should be Election Day, and another one on Nov. 4, 2245.
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