The Red Moon Lunar Eclipse Of 2022
There was a total lunar eclipse in 2022 visible across North, and Central America, often called a "Red Moon" or "Blood Moon." Here in Ontario, Canada, we had clear skies and the perfect opportunity to catch this photo:
The Picturesque 2022 Lunar "Red Moon" Eclipse
The lunar eclipse occurred on November 8th at 3:02 am EST and was visible across North and Central America in its totality. Totality began at 5:17 am EST and lasted until 5:50 am EST.
The reddish colour happens when the moon falls in the darkest part of Earth's shadow, which is called the umbra. It's often called a blood moon because it appears so red that it looks like blood has spilled across the moon's surface.
If you miss this one, don't worry! There will be another lunar eclipse on March 14th, 2025.