The 1st ever Election Day Blood Moon lunar eclipse coming Nov. 8

Early on Election Day morning, early risers will have an opportunity to observe the November Beaver Moon undergo a total eclipse.

This will be the fourth and final lunar eclipse that has interestingly come at half-year intervals starting from May of last year on through this year. Three of these eclipses in this series are total. One of these – the lunar eclipse of last Nov. 19 – was partial, but just barely so; all but about two percent of the moon was immersed in the Earth’s dark umbra (the darkest, innermost part of a shadow). Had last November’s eclipse registered as a total, it would have made for four totalities spanning across 2021 and 2022: a cycle known as a lunar eclipse tetrad.

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