November 8, 2022 3 a.m.End:
November 8, 2022 7 a.m.
We encourage you to look towards the skies during the early morning of November 8 to see a total lunar eclipse in the Western Hemisphere — weather permitting. The enchanting show will begin at 3:02 a.m. on November 8, with the famous "Blood Moon" or "totality" portion of the eclipse beginning at 5:16 a.m. The Moon will remain in totality until 6:41 a.m., when it will then go into a partial eclipse until the event comes to an end after the Moon has set below the horizon.
Lunar eclipses can be seen at night, when the Earth lies exactly between the Sun and the Full Moon, blocking the Sun's direct rays of light from illuminating the Moon's surface. However, when the Moon is deep in the Earth's shadow, red light from the Sun that is bent by Earth's atmosphere makes it to the Moon's surface and we can see it appear red. This is why some people refer to this event as a "Blood Moon."
The next chance to see a total lunar eclipse won't be until March 13-14, 2025! Learn more about the eclipse at https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2022-november-8