Tomorrow morning (Nov. 8th, 2022) there will be a lunar eclipse. This happens when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are all in alignment. This will be the 2nd time this year that this has occurred. Although, this will not happen again until 2025.
The West Coast will be able to see the best showing of the lunar eclipse at around 2:15AM. For the East Coast, it will start around 5:15AM. In the Midwest, the best time for viewing will start at 4:15AM.
What Is The Blood Moon?
The reason that the moon is called the “Blood Moon” during the solar eclipse is because of the red tint. The red tint of the moon caused by the sunlight going past the Earth’s atmosphere during the lunar eclipse. With such a phenomena occurring, it has history tied to folklores of ancient cultures.
The ancient Inca people interpreted the blood moon as a jaguar attacking, and eating it. In ancient Mesopotamia, the blood moon was considered an attack on the King. The King would go into hiding and put front a proxy to serve in his place during the time of the eclipse. Also, ancient people from Africa named Batammaliba used the time of the eclipse to solve problems and make amends with those you are not on good terms with.
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