How to see the total lunar eclipse from the Bay Area
A total lunar eclipse or “blood moon” will be visible over the world early Tuesday morning, and there is a chance that stargazers in the Bay area will be able to see it with their own eyes – weather permitting.
The phenomenon occurs when the Earth aligns with the sun and casts a shadow over the moon. That causes the moon’s surface to appear a ruddy, red-orange color, as atmospheric refraction bends the red hues of the sun’s light, allowing them to illuminate the moon, Elinor Gates, a staff astronomer at the Lick Observatory at Mount Mt. Hamilton, SFGATE on Sunday.
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