When is The Next Total Lunar Eclipse, ‘Blood Moon’? The Once-In-430 Year ‘Twin Totality’ Will Last Until 2029

If you are reading this after you have just seen the stunning sight of the “Blood Moon (or maybe you didn’t due to cloud), it’s likely you only have one question: When’s the next one?

The next total lunar eclipse will occur on Monday, November 7, 2022, and Tuesday, November 8, 2022. It will be complete in 145 days. It is best to view it from the west coast of North America. Australia and Southeast Asia are also good options.

It will feature an 84-minute totality, just like the May 15-16 events. However, it takes four seconds more. This is a rare occurrence. This is the most balanced pair in 430 years of lunar eclipses, according to Timeanddate.com

This simulation shows you exactly how it will look. Here’s an interactive Google Map.

November’s eclipse will last as long as the one North America experienced. The lunar totality saw the full “Frosty”, or “Beaver”, Moon turn a stunning reddish-reddish color for 84 minute.

This kind of totality will not be exceeded until June 26, 2029, when it will reach a totality of 102 minutes.

On average, a total lunar eclipse is visible from any given spot every 2.5 years. This happens in the 2020s. The next total lunar eclipse will be on March 13-14 2025.

North America will again enjoy a great view, even though it arrives at a time when clouds are likely to be a problem.

It will be almost a part of a “tetrad,” when four consecutive eclipse season are approximately six months apart and each contain a total lunar eclipse. The final event is however a little disappointing.

  • March 14, 2025: Total lunar eclipse
  • September 7, 2025: Total lunar eclipse
  • March 3, 2026: Total lunar eclipse
  • August 28, 2026: Partial lunar eclipse

With 93% of the Moon being covered by Earth’s shadow at its peak, it will still be amazing.

What’s an “eclipse” season?

Every 173 days (six month), the Moon aligns perfectly with the ecliptic, which is the apparent path of Sun through our daytime skies and Earth’s orbit around it.

This results in a brief season when two–and sometimes three–solar or lunar eclipses may occur.

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