Total Lunar Eclipse on Tuesday; Last One Until 2025

Tuesday is Election Day. It’s also a day to catch a total lunar eclipse. The next one won’t occur until 2025.

According to NASA, a  lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon align so that the Moon passes into Earth’s shadow. In a total lunar eclipse, the entire Moon falls within the darkest part of Earth’s shadow, called the umbra. When the Moon is within the umbra, it will turn a reddish hue. Lunar eclipses are sometimes called “Blood Moons” because of this phenomenon.

If you want to see the lunar eclipse, it begins at 3:02 a.m. ET, according to NASA. followed by a partial eclipse that begins at 4:09 a.m. ET.  It will appear that a bite is being taken out of the moon. The total lunar eclipse – when the moon will appear its most red – begins at 5:17 a.m. ET and will last until 6:42 a.m.

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