Election Day will get off to an ominous start on Tuesday thanks to the last total lunar eclipse for the next three years. The total lunar eclipse will get underway just after midnight Pacific time as the moon approaches the Earth’s shadow.
Over the next two hours, the moon will slowly dim until its totality at 2:16 a.m., when it reaches its darkest point. The moon will also appear to glow with a brownish-red color because the light from the sun will bend around the Earth’s atmosphere before hitting the moon. That is why it is called a Blood Moon eclipse.
The totality will last for roughly 90 minutes before the moon begins to move out of the Earth’s shadow. Finally, the eclipse will wrap up just before 6 a.m. as the moon returns to its regular color.
If you miss the total lunar eclipse, you will have to wait until March 14, 2025. There will also be a penumbral eclipse next year, on May 6, 2023.