Today we had the second Total Lunar Eclipse of 2022 in United States. The first one happened on May 15-16 and I missed it. This time I was determined to capture it in action. November Full Moon is called as Beaver Moon. However the Lunar Eclipse turns the moon into blood red color, and hence Beaver Blood Moon.
We could see the formation of the total eclipse. However dawn broke and the moon disappeared before the eclipse left. As I was watching the moon was moving into earth’s shadow, I realized that this Beaver Blood Moon comes with its own interesting facts.
Today’ was the longest total lunar eclipse visible from early all of United States between 1989 and 2029. It surpassed the May Total Lunar Eclipse by only 5 seconds. This is also the first time a Total Lunar Eclipse occurred on Election Day in United States history.
This eclipse was also part of Saros Cycle 136 for lunar eclipses. A Saros is a period of 18 years 10-12 days that is used to determine the eclipses for Sun and Moon. Saros Cycle 136 has 72 events. Today’s was 20th event. The previous event in this series appeared on October 28, 2004. The next event in this same series will occur on November 18, 2040.
But for Saros Cycle 123 which overlaps with Saros Cycle 136, the next Total Lunar Eclipse visible in United States would be on March 14, 2025.
Hope you all got a chance to step out and witness this celestial event today. If not, please enjoy my capture. 🙂
2 thoughts on “Beaver Blood Moon November 8 2022”
Thanks for sharing the picture! I was asleep!