Red Moon Risin’

Will You See It?

By now everybody knows there’s a lunar eclipse happening next Monday night into Tuesday.  Those of us who live in North America, most of South America, parts of the Pacific and Asia will see all or some of the eclipse. For folks in England and parts of western Europe it will be only a short-lived penumbral eclipse, meaning that they’ll see the Moon in the lighter parts of Earth’s shadow for a short time. The same thing is true for people in eastern Asia and Oceania. A huge swath of the South Pacific and Antarctica get to see the full eclipse, so if you’re watching from the VERY far South, dress warmly!

Here’s a graphic from the folks at Time and Date that gives you a pretty good idea of who will see what parts of the eclipse. Check out their eclipse page for a lot of really good information and clickable links to show you when the eclipse will occur over various parts of the globe. Also check out MrEclipse.com for further information, Eclipsemaps.com for good charts, and NASA’s Eclipse page, which has a lot of cool technical information if you really want to geek out on eclipses.

What will you during the lunar eclipse? The deepest red indicates places where observers can see the entire eclipse. The red shading on either side of the darkest red covers observers who will see the eclipse until the Moon sets/Sun rises. Beyond that are the folks who will see the eclipse after the moonrise/sunset. If there’s no coloring over your area of the world, then you don’t see any part of the eclipse. Courtesy Timeanddate.com.
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