Today, Tuesday, the world is witnessing a total lunar eclipse known as a “blood moon” that will not recur for the next three years, representing a rare opportunity to observe it.
This is the second total lunar eclipse this year, the first was in May, and the next one won’t happen until 2025.
The total lunar eclipse will be visible across North America in the wee hours, with the farther west the better visibility, and in Asia, Australia and the rest of the Pacific it will be visible after sunset.
The eclipse will be completely absent from Africa, the Middle East and much of Europe as they will have to wait until 2025.
The phases of the lunar eclipse today, Tuesday, last approximately 5 hours 54 minutes, and the phase of the total lunar eclipse lasts approximately one hour and 25 minutes.
A total lunar eclipse lasts at 12:16 minutes and 39 seconds, peaking at one hour and 22 seconds during the day and ending at one hour and 41 minutes and 37 seconds.
The second partial lunar eclipse ends at 2:49 minutes 3 seconds, and the eclipse (penumbral) ends at 3:56 minutes 8 seconds.