Total Lunar Eclipse Wednesday Night

By: Todd Borek Email
By: Todd Borek Email

In wake of our new snowfall, most eyes will be in the sky not for the sight of white snow, but for the reddish "glow" from the moon. Periodically, the Earth, Moon and Sun align so either the moon passes through the Earth's shadow (Lunar Eclipse) or a small portion of the Earth passes through the Moon's shadow (Solar Eclipse).

Thanks to the bending and scattered of the sun's light through our atmosphere, the moon will not completely "disappear". In fact, this particular lunar eclipse is expected to cast a reddish shadow on the moon. Let's hope our skies clear in time for this.

The moon begins its trek through the earth's shadow around 7:43pm and will fully emerge from it around 12:30am.

The Total Lunar Eclipse, though, will begin at 10:00pm and end at 10:52pm. Before and after that time, the moon will be in partial eclipse.
If I had to pick an exact time to wander outside and look in the eastern sky, I would say do it at 10:30pm.

I provided a link from Space.com below in case you want more information on Wednesday's Total Lunar Eclipse.


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