There won’t be another moon disappearing act like Tuesdays for three years, so you’d better catch it.
The total lunar eclipse will be visible across Asia, Australia, and the rest of the Pacific after sunset and throughout North America in the early morning hours (the further west, the better).
As a bonus, Uranus, like a bright star, will barely be visible a finger’s width above the moon.
From 5:16 a.m., totality will last for almost one and a half hours. To 6:41 a.m. EST – when the Earth is halfway between the moon and the sun.
It will be referred to as a “blood moon” and a reddish-orange color due to the light from Earth’s sunsets and sunrises.
NASA researchers estimate that the moon will be 242740 miles (390,653 kilometers) distant at the time of the maximum eclipse. If the sky is clear, binoculars and telescopes will improve viewing.
If the weather cooperates, South America will see a lunar eclipse on Tuesday. Africa, the Middle East, and most of Europe will have to wait until 2025 if they decide to withdraw.
Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles and the Italian-based Virtual Telescope Project are two organizations streaming Tuesday’s lunar spectacular live online.
This year has seen two complete lunar eclipses; the first occurred in May.
It won’t happen again until 2025. There will be numerous partial moon eclipses.