Blood Moon Rising On the SouthCoast For Election Night
Some may say its a sign of something, but early on Election Day a blood moon will fill the skies. Though it probably won't affect the outcome of any voting results, it will be pretty cool to see. So, here's how to do it.
Turns out the SouthCoast is going to be a great spot for this last blood moon of the year. That's because we are in the path of totality and the entire full moon will appear red when the Earth's shadow passes over it just after 5 a.m.
Maximum eclipse time will be at 5:59 a.m. on Nov. 8, so you don't even have to wake up insanely early to see this one.
Plus Mother Nature seems to be on our side and Tuesday morning is looking pretty cloud-free, though chilly, with temperatures in the 40s.
How To See A Lunar Eclipse
Catching a lunar eclipse is actually pretty easy. Unlike solar eclipses, the moon can be stared at directly without special glasses, and watching the entire process is possible.
For the Nov. 7-8, 2022, lunar eclipse, the entire process starts at 3:02 a.m. and over the next three hours and 28 minutes, the moon will pass through Earth's shadow and appear completely red in the sky (or orange-y/red if you're being specific), hence the name "blood moon."
Although we did have a blood moon back in May this year, these celestial events are actually pretty rare and we won't see another full lunar eclipse on the SouthCoast until March 14, 2025.
So get up early on Election Day and look to the sky, because this blood moon will be on full display across the SouthCoast.
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