Return of the ‘blood moon’: A total lunar eclipse will be visible around the world on Tuesday

On Tuesday November 8th, a total lunar eclipse that will turn the moon an eerie blood-red hue. It won’t happen again until the year 2025.

  • NBC NEWS – The eclipse will occur Tuesday, with the moon set to turn blood red as it slips into Earth’s shadow. The celestial show will be visible to viewers in North and Central America, Asia, Australia, the Pacific Islands and parts of South America.
  • KOIN6 – These lunar eclipses are sometimes referred to as “blood moons” due to the reddish hue that is cast onto the moon by refracted sunlight passing through Earth’s atmosphere. This phenomenon, known as Rayleigh scattering, also gives the Earth its blue skies and rose-colored sunsets.
  • CBS NEWS – The last total lunar eclipse was in May. That eclipse created what’s known as the “super flower blood moon,” which only happens when there is a total lunar eclipse as the full moon is at its closest point to Earth.