November 8, 2022
A total lunar eclipse was seen over New Jersey early this morning. According to NASA 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.
If you missed this total lunar eclipse your next chance will be March 14, 2025. Until then there will be partial and penumbral lunar eclipses you can see.
For more information on the lunar eclipse see the NASA website here
The November 8, 2022 lunar eclipse as seen from Robbinsville – Allentown, New Jersey area: