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Oct072014

Homeschoolers: Are you planning to watch the lunar eclipse Wednesday, October 8th?

Homeschoolers: Are you planning to watch the lunar eclipse Wednesday, October 8th?


The total lunar eclipse will rise during a full moon Wednesday October 8 just before sunrise. This is the second of four consecutive total lunar eclipses in 2014 and 2015. On the East Coast the eclipse starts at 6:25 EDT and on the West Coast at 3:25 a.m. PDT. During total lunar eclipses the moon passes into the Earth’s shadow, but instead of going dark, the moon shines with a rosy hue during the total eclipse because it reflects light from the sun coming through the Earth’s atmosphere. The red is not the only color skywatchers may see during a lunar eclipse.  Most of the light illuminating the moon passes through the stratosphere where it is reddened by scattering, but the light passing through the upper stratosphere penetrates the ozone layer which absorbs red light and actually makes the passing light ray bluer. See Total Lunar Eclipse Next Week Will turn the Moon Blood Red.


Include in your homeschool lesson The Moon: 10 Surprising Lunar Facts.


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