Total Lunar Eclipse

October 7, 2014 8:46 AM

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There will be a rare cosmic sight early Wednesday morning. Weather permitting, you will be able to see the total eclipse of the moon and the rising sun simultaneously! The name of this phenomenon is selenelion. For more information about this rare event, check out the entire fascinating story of this total lunar eclipse by clicking on all of the links. This upcoming eclipse on October 8 is the second in a so-called total lunar eclipse tetrad which is a series of 4 consecutive eclipses that began on April 15, 2014. The next two occur on April 4, 2015 and September 28, 2015. The partial eclipse begins at 5:14 am with totality starting at 6:25 am. Unfortunately, totality will not last long here because moonset occurs at 6:53 am and that is preceded by sunrise at 6:49 am. Increasing daylight will make this more difficult to see.

More importantly, a potent upper level impulse will be generating a line of downpours and embedded lightning and thunder and the present timing places the action over our region during the eclipse so we can only hope that there is some change of speed of this squally zone so we might be able to view...

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