Total Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon on Tuesday: When and Where to Watch (Updated)
Blood Moon Eclipse?
A Lunar Eclipse coincides with the “Blood Moon” on the exact day and time the moon is closest to the earth, when there is a total lunar eclipse.
An eclipse’s path is in the shape of a “l-shaped” ellipse that passes through the center of the sun’s ring of fires.
The entire path of the moon passing through the center of the sun is about 5,600 miles (9,000 km) across.
Eclipses occur once every year.
A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the shadow of the earth, which is the moon itself as seen from the earth.
From the earth, the eclipse appears to pass through the center of the earth’s shadow only about 30,000 miles (48,000 km).
When the moon is closest to the earth, there are two visible moons, and they are often called the “new moon” and the “full moon”. The moon doesn’t appear to have an “old moon” at this time.
Eclipses can occur in any season: They occur earlier in the winter, when the moon is closer than at other times, and later in the summer and fall.
When the moon’s orbit is in the same plane as the sun’s, and it passes exactly over the same point on the sun’s surface in the same season, an eclipse is called a total lunar eclipse.
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon is between the earth and the sun.
A partial lunar eclipse occurs when the moon is between the earth and the sun, but not in the same plane with the sun. A partial lunar eclipse occurs when the moon is closer to the sun than at any other time.
For the last two lunar eclipses, the moon passed by the Earth at an angle of about 6.6 degrees. (Eclipse Wikipedia)
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