Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse To Loom Over Election Night

NASA says this is last total lunar eclipse seen from Earth for next three years
The blood moon is seen during a total lunar eclipse in Canta, east of Lima on May 15, 2022. (Photo by ERNESTO BENAVIDES / AFP) (Photo by ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • On the night of the midterm election, a blood moon lunar eclipse will hang in the sky.
  • A lunar eclipse takes place when the sun, Earth, and the moon are aligned and drape the moon in the darkest part of the shadow of the Earth.
  • These lunar eclipses are sometimes called “blood moons” because of the reddish hue that is cast onto the moon.
  • According to NASA, the Election Day eclipse is the last total lunar eclipse that will be seen on Earth for the next three years.

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