North Americans & Australians will have the opportunity to enjoy a rare sight on Wednesday (October 8): a total lunar eclipse. But this is no ordinary lunar eclipse. It will also come with an exceptional cosmic activity: selenelion. According to Alan Duffy, astronomer, this lunar eclipse will be more spectacular than that of April. Australians will definitely have the best view. They have front row tickets for a moon that is deep red, for approximately one hour.
A lunar eclipse occurs when our planet gets between the sun and the moon and it casts shadows across the moon.