Hopefully, we may see some clearer skies heading into Tuesday.
In the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 8, Albertans will be treated to a spectacular celestial show. According to the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, a total lunar eclipse will occur. The eclipse will fall during the same timeframe as Full Beaver moon week, which is named aptly after the animals that are now busy building their dams for winter.
According to the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, the earth has one or two lunar eclipses in a given year, but this full lunar eclipse will not occur again until March 14, 2025.
For those willing to brave the cold, and if the skies are clear enough to see the moon, a partial umbral eclipse will being at 2:09 a.m. on Tuesday when the moon will enter the earth's shadow.
The total eclipse will begin at 3:16 a.m. and sky watchers will see the moon turn a dark orange or red, hence the name 'blood moon'. What is dubbed as the greatest eclipse, or the mid-point will occur one minute before 4 .a.m.
By 4:41 a.m., the eclipse will have ended and the moon will begin to leave the shadow. A partial umbral eclipse will end at 5:49 a.m.