blood moon photo by Doug Murray
APnews has the thumbnail report on this evening’s lunar eclipse:
The celestial curtain will be rising soon on a lunar extravaganza.
Sunday night, the Earth will slide directly between the moon and the sun, creating a total lunar eclipse. There won’t be another until 2021.
It will also be the year’s first supermoon, when a full moon appears a little bigger and brighter thanks to its slightly closer position.
The entire eclipse will exceed three hours. Totality — when the moon’s completely bathed in Earth’s shadow — will last an hour. Expect the eclipsed, or blood moon, to turn red from sunlight scattering off Earth’s atmosphere.
Everyone everywhere can catch the supermoon, weather permitting. But the entire eclipse will be visible only in North and South America, and across the Atlantic to western and northern Europe.
Another report from ALNews [Alabama News] is here, and it shows the cloud cover map. Cleveland is in the middle of a winter storm with total cloud cover. So if you want to watch the supermoon and the eclipse, here’s the link to the eclipse livestream on YouTube (start checking the link around 10:30pm).
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