Total Lunar Eclipse …. October 8, 2014!!

~~October 7, 2014~~

The Moon does not have its own light, but shines because its surface reflects the Sun’s rays. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth’s shadow blocks all the Sun’s light from directly reaching the Moon’s surface.

~The Earth’s shadow can be divided into 3 parts~

Penumbra – the outer part.
Umbra – darker, central part.
Antumbra – a partly shaded area beyond the umbra.

What happens if the Moon passes through the Earth’s penumbra?

~Sun, Earth and Moon aligned~

For a lunar eclipse to occur, the Sun, Earth and Moon must be roughly aligned in a straight line. If the Sun, Earth and Moon do not align, the Earth cannot cast a shadow on the Moon’s surface and an eclipse cannot happen.

When the Sun, Earth and Moon are not perfectly aligned, only the outer part of the Earth’s shadow covers the Moon. Such an eclipse is called a penumbral lunar eclipse. In a total lunar eclipse, the Earth’s umbra completely covers the Moon.

Fun fact: The Earth’s umbra is about 870,000 miles (1.4 million km) wide.

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A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra (shadow). This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned (in “syzygy“) exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, a lunar eclipse can only occur the night of a full moon. The type and length of an eclipse depend upon the Moon’s location relative to its orbital nodes.

Unlike a solar eclipse, which can only be viewed from a certain relatively small area of the world, a lunar eclipse may be viewed from anywhere on the night side of the Earth. A lunar eclipse lasts for a few hours, whereas a total solar eclipse lasts for only a few minutes at any given place, due to the smaller size of the moon’s shadow. Also unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses are safe to view without any eye protection or special precautions, as they are dimmer than the full moon.


~~Red Moon~~

Even though the Earth completely blocks sunlight from directly reaching the surface of the Moon, the Moon is still visible to the naked eye during a total solar eclipse. This is because the Earth’s atmosphere refracts sunlight and indirectly lights up the Moon’s surface.

~What is Earthshine?~

The Earth’s atmosphere, removes or blocks parts of the sunlight’s spectrum leaving only the longer wavelengths. Because of this, a totally eclipsed Moon usually looks red.





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~~Pre-Halloween Lunar Eclipse Will Turn The Moon Blood Red~~

Blood Moon of October 8th 2014

Stargazer Nation™

~~Published on Oct 6, 2014~~

The Blood Moon is back and it’s bigger and better than before!

A pre-Halloween total lunar eclipse on Wednesday, October 8, will turn the moon a burnt reddish orange for about an hour. Skywatchers across much of the world will have the chance to witness the second Blood Moon this year, reports

On the East Coast of the United States, the full eclipse will start at 6:25 am EDT, but people on the West Coast of the US will have an even better chance of seeing the rusty glow of the moon during the total eclipse.

The event will occur between 3:25 am PDT and 4:24 am PDT Wednesday. Observers in Australia and countries along the Pacific Ocean will also have the chance to witness the eclipse.


“It promises to be a stunning sight, even from the most light-polluted cities,” NASA eclipse expert Fred Espenak said in a statement. “I encourage everyone, especially families with curious children, to go out and enjoy the event.”

The next total eclipse in the series will occur on April 4, 2015, and the fourth eclipse will rise on 28 September, 2015.


During total lunar eclipses, the moon passes into Earth’s shadow, causing the planet to darken the face of the moon.

Instead of making the moon go completely dark, the moon shines with a rosy hue during a total eclipse because it reflects light from the sun coming through Earth’s atmosphere.


We ALL are ONE!! 


19 thoughts on “Total Lunar Eclipse …. October 8, 2014!!

  1. Reblogged this on glenn2point0 and commented:
    The Blood Moon and why the moon is red for the Total Lunar Eclipse. I thought it would be useful to post this prior to writing about what I used to think a blood moon meant…..


  2. I love thIs! I was up and waiting and it was cloudy! I’m so glad to see this post! I worked and was sick to my stomach all day so I didn’t visit much! Had a vanilla shake now I feel better! Don’t know why that works but it seems to!
    Hope you had a good day! 💗😄


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