Lunar Eclipses


The Living Force
Re: Total lunar eclipse on April.4.2015.

It takes a total eclipse of the moon, which is also referred to as "blood red moon '. It is a natural phenomenon that occurs when aligned Sun, Earth and Moon. Celestial spectacle is visible in North and South America, Asia and parts of Australia.
Low lunar eclipse is the shortest of the 21st century. The Moon in the Earth's shadow will spend only four hours and 43 seconds. However, the entire eclipse will last a long time, to be precise - 102 minutes.


The Living Force
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Re: Total lunar eclipse on April.4.2015.

Since the Solar Eclipse that coincided with the spring equinox and the Super Moon that occurred on 20th march many geological and political events have occurred, though i can't say that the Eclipse or the Super Moon had an influence on those events, just a thought...

Yes Casper you are right it will be the shortest Moon Eclipse of the century according to RT's article on Sott:Third 'Blood Moon' rises: Total lunar eclipse over the Western US:
]It will be the third in a series of four total lunar eclipses, or a "tetrad," that began in mid-April last year. The second occurred in October 2014, and the last will be on September 28 this year. Tetrads are very rare: only seven more are expected by the year 2100.

Saturday's eclipse will also be the shortest in a century, with the moon spending just four minutes and 43 seconds completely in Earth's shadow. However, the time it will take for the moon to become completely occluded will be abnormally long, a whole 102 minutes, writes This is because the moon will have just reached apogee, its farthest point from the Earth.

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The Living Force
First eclipse of 2018 to be a rare one, sky gazers to witness spectacle after 150 years

The Pacific Ocean will be turned towards the Moon at the time and the eclipse will take place during the middle of the night.

Sky gazers will surely be up for a treat when they witness the first eclipse of 2018.

The first eclipse, a rare total lunar eclipse that involves the second full moon of the month - popularly referred to as a Blue Moon, is set to take place on January 31 for the first time in over 150 years.

For the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, the eclipse will already be underway as the Moon rises.

The Pacific Ocean will be turned towards the Moon at the time and the eclipse will take place during the middle of the night.

Central and eastern Asia, Indonesia, New Zealand and most of Australia will get a fine view of this Moon show in the evening sky.

Alaska, Hawaii and northwestern Canada will see the eclipse from start to finish. Moonset will intervene for the rest of North and Central America, however.

The duration of the total phase is 77 minutes, with the moon tracking through the southern part of the Earth's shadow.

During totality, the Moon's lower limb will appear much brighter than the dark upper limb, 'Space.Com' reported.

After this year, the next time that a Blue Moon passes through Earth's umbra will be on December 31, 2028, and, after that, on January 31, 2037. Both of these eclipses will be total.

Before 2017, there was an eight per cent partial eclipse on December 31, 2009, but the last total eclipse of a Blue Moon happened all the way back in March 31, 1866.


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On November 8th, U.S. observers will witness an exceedingly rare alignment of the fully eclipsed Moon and a U.S. midterm election.

Lunar Eclipse November 2022

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