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Total Lunar Eclipse Before Dawn October 8th

The “Blood Moon” lunar eclipse is October 8th. This total eclipse will be visible across the Americas and the Pacific, as well as Australia and most of Asia. But how easy will it be for you to see? In the Pacific time zone, the entire process of the eclipse will occur before the moon sets, but you’ll have to stay up through the middle of the night to see it. In the Eastern time zone, you can just get up early in the morning, but the moon will set before the entire eclipse is done. You should also check your local weather forecast to see if you should expect clouds. A lunar eclipse has several phases, as outlined at Sky and Telescope Magazine. They also have schedules for the different time zones. The graphic above is for Eastern Daylight Time, but you can get other time zone versions at the magazine. -via Bad Astronomy

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