UPDATE with pictures: Last total lunar eclipse for three years occurs on November 8, 2022

UPDATE with pictures: Last total lunar eclipse for three years occurs on November 8, 2022

on November 8, 2022

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On November 8, 2022, the Moon passed fully into Earth’s shadow and produced a total lunar eclipse. Totality took place between 5:17 a.m. and 6:42 a.m. EST (10:17 and 11:42 UTC), with the partial and penumbral phases of the eclipse continuing until 8:50 a.m. EST (13:50 UTC).

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon align so that the Moon passes into Earth’s shadow. In a total lunar eclipse, the entire Moon falls within the darkest part of Earth’s shadow, called the umbra. When the Moon is within the umbra, it will turn a reddish hue. Lunar eclipses are sometimes called “Blood Moons” because of this phenomenon.

The blood moon is seen during a total lunar eclipse in Goyang, northwest of Seoul, on November 8, 2022. (Photo by JUNG YEON-JE / AFP)
The blood moon is seen during a total lunar eclipse in Villa Nueva, Guatemala on November 8,2022. (Photo by Johan ORDONEZ / AFP)
A man uses a smartphone to take picture of a blood moon through telescope during a total lunar eclipse in Goyang, northwest of Seoul, on November 8, 2022. (Photo by JUNG YEON-JE / AFP)
People watch a blood moon through telescope during a total lunar eclipse in Goyang, northwest of Seoul, on November 8, 2022. (Photo by JUNG YEON-JE / AFP)
The blood moon is seen during a total lunar eclipse in Fish Creek, some 230 kilometres southeast of Melbourne on November 8, 2022. (Photo by William WEST / AFP)
A lunar eclipse is seen in Sydney on November 8, 2022. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP)
The blood moon is seen during a total lunar eclipse in Sydney on November 8, 2022. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP)
The blood moon is seen during a total lunar eclipse in Tegucigalpa, on November 8, 2022. (Photo by ORLANDO sierra / AFP)
The blood moon is seen during a total lunar eclipse in Fish Creek, some 230 kilometres southeast of Melbourne on November 8, 2022. (Photo by Paul CROCK / AFP)
The blood moon is seen during a total lunar eclipse in Fish Creek, some 230 kilometres southeast of Melbourne on November 8, 2022. (Photo by Paul CROCK / AFP)