"Election Day Beaver Blood Moon"
Total Lunar Eclipse November 8, 2022
The First Ever Lunar Eclipse on a U.S. Election Day
Free Viewing session at the RPSEC from 4:30 AM - 7:00 AM
The DuPont Planetarium at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center on the campus of the University of South Carolina Aiken will be hosting a FREE lunar eclipse viewing on November 8, 2022 from approximately 4:30 AM - 6:30 AM.
Why has it been named the "Election Day Beaver Blood Moon?"
- Election Day: The eclipse is on election day 2022. It will be Nov. 8, 2394 before there will be another lunar eclipse on election day.Blood: A blood moon is a term often used to describe a lunar eclipse. During a lunar eclipse, the moon turns a reddish color. Some ancient peoples thought that the reddish color gave the moon a "bloody" appearance. The color is caused by sunlight passing through and bouncing off the Earth's atmosphere. The atmosphere scatters the shorter wavelengths and only the longer reddish wavelengths pass through. These wavelengths "bounce" off the atmosphere and some of them reach the surface of the Moon. We see the red light reflecting back to Earth showing the "blood" moon.
- Beaver: There is usually one full moon during each month of the year. The full moon for each month has been given a name, and November's full moon is known as the "Beaver Moon." Here are the names of the full moons. January - Wolf Moon, February - Snow Moon, March - Worm Moon, April - Pink Moon, May - Flower Moon, June - Strawberry Moon, July - Buck Moon, August - Sturgeon Moon, September or October - Harvest Moon, September - Full Corn Moon, October - Hunter's Moon, November - Beaver Moon, December - Cold Moon.
You may watch the "Election Day Beaver Blood Moon" from anywhere that you have a view of the Moon. We will have telescopes available for you if you are interested in visiting us at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center.
|Partial Eclipse begins||4:09 am|
|Full Eclipse begins||5:16 am|
|Maximum Eclipse||5:59 am|
|Full Eclipse ends||6:41 am|
|Moon Set - End of visibility in Aiken||6:58 am|
|Partial Eclipse ends||7:49 am|
Links to "Super Blood Flower Moon" information