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La Bella Luna November 7, 2022

Posted by nrhatch in Life Balance, Nature.

Total Lunar Eclipse tonight:

A lunar eclipse happens when the sun, Earth and moon align. During a full lunar eclipse, the moon falls completely in the Earth’s shadow. The phenomenon causes the moon to appear red, often nicknamed a “blood moon.”

When to watch:

The real show begins at totality, when the entire moon enters Earths’ umbra. On Nov. 8, this will occur at 5:17 a.m. EST (1017 GMT) and will last about 85 minutes, ending at 6:42 a.m. EST (1142 GMT), according to NASA. “The moon will turn a coppery-red. Try binoculars or a telescope for a better view,” NASA wrote.

Where to watch:

As long as skies are clear, the Nov. 8 lunar eclipse will be visible from anywhere across the United States and the rest of North America, according to TimeAndDate.com. People in Asia, Australia, most of South America and parts of northern and eastern Europe also will be able to see this eclipse.

Aah . . . that’s bella!

The next full lunar eclipse will occur on March 14, 2025, but there will be partial lunar eclipses before then, according to NASA.



1. Rivergirl - November 7, 2022

Thanks for the heads up. I’ll be sure to look!

nrhatch - November 7, 2022

I’m not setting the alarm (or throwing an eclipse party), but if I wake up (as I do every night, multiple times), I’ll check out the night sky and see how the lunar eclipse is progressing.

Rivergirl - November 7, 2022

I’m usually up at 5:30 – 6:00 so no problem for me.

nrhatch - November 7, 2022

Enjoy the view!

2. Ally Bean - November 7, 2022

I knew this was coming but not the deets. Thanks for sharing them. I have my fingers crossed that it’ll be clear here. Never know, but am hoping. I do like the moon.

nrhatch - November 7, 2022

I saw the foolish moon last night and it was brilliant with no clouds. Finger’s crossed the skies will remain clear tonight.

3. walkingoffthechessboard - November 7, 2022

I always have believed crazy stuff and crazy people come out when the Moon is full. Throw in a change back to standard time, and you’re got a witches brew of nuttiness. Love the eclipse-y views when they are “made available.” Thanks for the reminder, Nancy.

nrhatch - November 7, 2022

I wish that the crazy people would ONLY come out when the moon is full. 😀

I am guessing that nuttiness will abound tonight!

4. Kate Crimmins - November 7, 2022

Thanks for the heads up. Crazy people on the rise.

nrhatch - November 7, 2022

Indeed! Of course, “if we weren’t all crazy, we would go insane” . . . so says Jimmy Buffett!

5. mybeautfulthings - November 7, 2022

Wow! Lucky you, so love a good eclipse! 🙂

nrhatch - November 7, 2022

Check your local listings, Sally ~ it should be visible to you at some point.

mybeautfulthings - November 7, 2022

I’ll do that. 🙂

6. Debra - November 7, 2022

Here we are in Southern California in the middle of a long drought and for tonight and tomorrow we have rain and NO visibility for the lunar eclipse, I’m sure. Might be the last rain we see for weeks, so I won’t complain, but timing? LOL! It should be beautiful, whether I see it or not.

nrhatch - November 8, 2022

I woke up at 5:15 and saw the start of the eclipse through wispy clouds. I checked again 30 minutes later and saw . . . clouds, clouds, clouds. 😀

7. Behind the Story - November 8, 2022

I’ll keep my fingers crossed for a clear sky, but we’ve been in kind of a rainy, cloudy period.

nrhatch - November 8, 2022

We got a peek of the eclipse as the moon began to be obscured by the Earth’s shadow. Thirty minutes later, we saw . . . clouds!

Behind the Story - November 8, 2022

I’m glad you caught it.

8. Val Boyko - November 8, 2022

I checked it out this morning …. But didn’t really see any difference. Does that make me sane? 😉

nrhatch - November 8, 2022

Haha! Who’s to say, Val?

At best, humanity provides mere glimpses of sanity obscured by clouds and shadows. Just like the eclipsed moon. 😀

9. Mark Petruska - November 8, 2022

I got to see it this morning…quite unexpectedly. It was quite stunning!

nrhatch - November 8, 2022

I wondered if you’d seen it on your morning stroll. Glad the clouds allowed it some viewing room.

10. L. Marie - November 8, 2022

Hope to see it!

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