Total Eclipse of the Blood Red Moon coming this weekend


This weekend is the first time since January 2019 that a total eclipse of the moon has graced the sky over the entire United States. And weather permitting, skywatchers should see a “Blood Moon” because the moon should turn dark red at the peak of the eclipse.

It should be one of the major skywatcher events of 2022. During this lunar event, there should be visible color changes in the moon. And peak viewing time is an hour and 25 minutes. All the elements make it a much-anticipated event. 

The Blood Moon will be visible throughout the US and to billions of people around the globe. Depending on the cloud-cover, people in most of Canada, Central America, South America, Western Europe, and western Africa should be able to see the total eclipse.

As long as the skies are cloud-free above you shouldn’t need a telescope or binoculars to see the eclipse.



Total eclipse changes moon color

May’s full moon is also known as the “Flower Moon.” Since there are lots of flowers blooming in May, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.