Last month parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa got to see and possibly photograph a partial solar eclipse. Today, it’s North America’s turn. But because everything in America is bigger and better you guys get a total lunar eclipse to enjoy. This will be the last chance to see this phenomenon until 2025, so dust off those telephoto lenses and let’s get to it!
Firstly, what is a lunar eclipse? In simple terms (ie. I’m not a scientist so I will explain it in the least sciencey way known to mankind), it’s when the earth gets directly between the sun and the moon. This means that none of the sun’s light can fall on the moon. The Earth is quite literally throwing shade.