Mother Nature is treating us to a total lunar eclipse and the bloody sight is set to happen just after 10:30 p.m. EST on January 20.
The Earth, sun and the moon are set to align themselves in a perfect arrangement to create the spectacle; first, the moon will become visibly darker, then the blue light which is visible during the daytime will be scattered and the red light that is visible during sunset and sunrise will be directed into space. As the moon transitions, the lunar nearside is hit by the sun’s rays and as the moon continues to move, it will go through different shades of color.
If you aren’t at a location that makes viewing in person easy, several different platforms will broadcast the event. These include: Space.com, the online telescope service, Slooh, and The Virtual Telescope project.
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