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Total Lunar Eclipse Bathes Moon In Red Glow

The total lunar eclipse was visible in many parts of North America but not in Europe. It's been decades since the last total lunar eclipse. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and it won’t happen again for another few decades. And if you missed out on this incredible celestial sight, you have missed out on something otherworldly.



This total lunar eclipse happened on November 8. It lasted for over an hour ( lasted between 10:17 and 11:42 GMT). The best time to view this astronomical phenomenon was at dawn, before the moon sets in the west. If you're in North America, there are many places where you can watch the total lunar eclipse. For example, coastal Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Canada's Yukon Territory, and parts of Nunavut, southwestern Greenland, and Iceland could peek at this beautiful event.



Citations from NASA


Scientists have known about a wavelength of light called red light, but they thought it was coming from a particular region of the sun just before sunspots formed. They now know it is bathed by the entire Earth's surface during total solar eclipses. "It's amazing," said Kellie Smith, a solar scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "This light is scattering inside our planet."



Important questions to navigate


1. When will it occur next?


March 14th, 2025 (total visibility 65 minutes—North America) 2025-09-07 (total duration 82 minutes; inaccessible from North America) On March 3, 2026, for a total of 58 minutes. North Americans can see it.


So, Europe will have to wait till the next total lunar eclipse on March 14, 2025, as it wasn't visible there.


2. The Moon becomes red during a lunar eclipse; why?


The Rayleigh scattering phenomenon is what causes the Moon to turn crimson in totality. The same technique makes the sky appear blue and produces spectacular sunrises and sunsets.


3. How frequently do moon eclipses occur on Earth?


Our Earth, Moon, and Sun perfectly align four to seven times a year to produce an eclipse, a cosmic-scale shadow spectacle. In comparison to Earth's orbit around the Sun, the Moon's orbit is tipped.


 


 


 


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