Lunar Eclipse ‘Blood Moon': 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

October 6, 2014 11:00 PM

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On October 8, we will experience the second total lunar eclipse of 2014, also known as a Blood Moon, and it will be visible for almost all of North America.

A so-called Blood Moon or total lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon becomes completely covered in the penumbral cone of the Earth, without touching the umbra. Or basically, when the Moon passes through the full shadow of the Earth, turning the moon a rusty color. As Earth passes between the Sun and t...

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