It seems that every time something interesting is happening in the night sky, I dutifully drag myself out of bed, go out into the chill of the night, and watch the skies. Among my favorite events is the blood moon, a lunar eclipse in which the moon turns a lovely shade of red. I was out in the cold for last year’s blood moon, but it looks like I might miss out this time. The blood moon start about 3:15 AM Pacific time and run until 6:15 AM Pacific, with the peak lasting a short 5 minutes at 5 AM.
Unfortunately, it looks like those of us on the east coast are going to miss out on the blood moon, along with Europe and Africa. By the time it peaks, the sun will be up here, and with the rain we’ve had all day, I doubt the clouds would allow me to see it anyway. Still, there’a always great pictures online afterwards, and I look forward to that because I really enjoy the natural world’s glory. Even if it occasionally leads to flash floods and chaos.
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