People are starting to see lurid headlines about the “Super Blood Wolf Moon lunar eclipse” happening this weekend. Specifically, on Sunday night, the Moon will be eclipsed. The phenomenon will be visible throughout North, Central, and South America. It’s entirely normal and nothing to disturb your chakras with or invoke ancient chants during while using crystal suppositories and waving burning herbs in the air. On the upside, there’s no blood involved, but the Moon will appear reddish during totality.
This event is a completely understandable and cool-to-watch phenomenon. It happens as a result of the Moon and Earth circling the Sun in their orbits. The whole eclipse takes a little over five hours from start to finish. If you want to know more about how they work, check out this fabulous page at NASA/JPL. It gives you a step-by-step “narrative” about how the eclipse will proceed.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the orbit of the Earth and Moon line up well enough that the Moon passes behind Earth and through its shadow.
Where and When to Look at the Lunar Eclipse
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