Lunar Eclipse Clarification

In a post yesterday Aidan seemed to suggest that a lunar eclipse would be happening Tuesday night. The eclipse is actually happening tonight ie early Tuesday morning.

Here’s a CBC article that says the entire event will take one hour and 20 minutes and that the peak will be at 1:45 a.m. Regina time. Because the Moon is passing through the darkest part of Earth’s shadow, and the way Earth’s atmosphere refracts the Sun’s light and scatters most of the blue part of the spectrum, the Moon tonight is supposed to be a dramatic red colour. In folklore, this is known as a “blood moon”, and in apocalyptic circles it’s usually taken as a sign that something… well, apocalyptic is supposed to happen.

Assuming there’s no cloud cover, Mars will also be visible nearby. It and Earth are at the closest point in their respective orbits around the Sun so the Red Planet will be a little bit brighter than normal. So potentially it should be a pretty spectacular sight.

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2 thoughts on “Lunar Eclipse Clarification”

  1. Tweet me if you want to meet in A.E. Wilson park 8th ave parking lot… only 1 light on in the park… 0 pollution for photos. @That_Ronald_guy by 11:30ish. I’m “filming” the LE

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