Solar Eclipse sequence from Oct 23. Credit: SSERVI/Brian Day

Lunar Eclipse 10-8-14
Photo taken during beautiful total lunar eclipse on Oct 7th, 2014. The blue “star” below and to the left of the Moon is actually the planet Uranus. Credit: SSERVI/Brian Day

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Composite image of the phased lunar eclipse Oct 7th, 2014. Credit: NASA/Dale Cruikshank

Mark your calendar: On Oct. 8th, the Moon will pass through the shadow of Earth for a total lunar eclipse. Sky watchers in the USA will see the Moon turn a beautiful shade of celestial red and maybe turquoise, too. Credit: NASA

Ask an Expert: Stay ‘Up All Night’ to Watch the Oct. 8 Lunar Eclipse!

Join NASA experts on Oct. 8 to observe 2014′s second total lunar eclipse. The eclipse will begin just after 4 A.M. EDT and continue until sunrise. A map of world eclipse visibility is located here.

NASA moon experts will be up all night on Oct. 8 to answer your questions. The live web chat begins at 3 A.M. EDT and continues until sunrise. NASA will also conduct a live Reddit “Ask Me Anything” event on Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 4-5 P.M. EDT. A live Ustream feed of the eclipse will be offered on this page.

People on the West coast viewing the lunar eclipse through a telescope will also be able to view the planet Uranus, which will be within the telescope’s field of view. That should make for quite a sight!

Here is another excellent NASA video on Understanding Lunar Eclipses:

Posted by: Soderman/SSERVI Staff
Source: NASA

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