The last total lunar eclipse until 2025 will turn the moon blood red on Tuesday, November 8, but exactly when you should look up depends on where you are.
The eclipse, dubbed the Beaver Blood Moon lunar eclipse because it occurs during November’s full Beaver Moon, will be visible across North America, the Pacific, Australia and Asia. During the eclipse, the full moon will cross Earth’s shadow moving behind our planet relative to the sun, giving it a spectacular bloody color in the process. You can watch the total lunar eclipse for free on Space.com, thanks to several webcasts from observatories across the United States.
Tuesday’s “blood moon” eclipse will begin to 03:02 EST (08:03 GMT) when the moon begins to enter the farthest region of Earth’s shadow. You will need to set the time for your time zone (it starts 12:02 a.m. PST for observers on the west coast of the United States, for example). Although this marks the official start of the lunar eclipse, it can be difficult to see as Earth’s penumbral shadow is very light.
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“The moon is starting to darken, but the effect is quite subtle,” NASA wrote. (opens in a new tab) in an eclipse timeline.
More striking will be the phase of partial eclipse, which will begin to 4:09 a.m. EST (09:09 GMT) and last a little over an hour. This is when the moon enters the Earth’s shadow, or the darkest part of Earth’s shadow. If you haven’t noticed the penumbral eclipse, you should be able to see it with the naked eye.
“To the naked eye, as the moon moves through the shadows, it looks like a bite is being taken out of the lunar disk,” NASA wrote in its guide.
|The penumbral eclipse begins||3:02||6:02||0802|
|The partial eclipse begins||4:09||1h09||0909|
|The totality begins||5:17||2h17||1017|
|The whole ends||6:42||3:42||1142|
|End of partial eclipse||The moon has gone down||4:49||1249|
|End of penumbral eclipse||The moon has gone down||5:50||1350|
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The real show begins at totality, when the entire moon enters the Earth’s shadow. On November 8, it will happen at 5:17 a.m. EST (10:17 a.m. GMT) and will last approximately 85 minutes, ending at 6:42 a.m. EST (11:42 a.m. GMT)according to NASA.
“The moon will turn copper red. Try binoculars or a telescope for a better view,” NASA wrote. “If you want to take a photo, use a camera on a tripod with exposures of at least several seconds.”
If you’re hoping to photograph the moon, check out our guides on how to photograph a lunar eclipse and how to photograph the moon with a camera. You can prepare for your next moongazing session with our guides to the best cameras for astrophotography and the best lenses for astrophotography.
Once the total phase of the lunar eclipse is over, it will return a partial phase the reverse of what we saw at the start of the eclipse. The partial phase will end at 7:49am EST (4:49am PST, 1249 GMT), but by then the moon will have set for observers in the Eastern Time Zone. For those in places where the moon is still visible, the final penumbral phase will last until 8:50 a.m. EST (5:50 a.m. PST, 1350 GMT).
And these are the hours of the total lunar eclipse on November 8! If you miss this lunar event, the next total lunar eclipse will be on March 14, 2025, although there are partial lunar eclipses in 2023 and 2024. Of course, there is a full moon every month, so you can practice your lunar photography. and observe the whole year before the next lunar eclipse.
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