Oct 8 – Total Lunar Eclipse visible in Las Cruces

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October 8’s Total Lunar Eclipse will be visible in Las Cruces.  The total lunar eclipse is sometimes call a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

Event Time in Las Cruces Direction Altitude Looks like Comments
Penumbral Eclipse begins Oct 8 at 2:17 AM 223°Southwest 55.7° Eclipse as seen from earth The Earth’s penumbra start touching the Moon’s face.
Partial Eclipse begins Oct 8 at 3:18 AM 241°West-southwest 45.9° Eclipse as seen from earth Partial moon eclipse starts – moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse begins Oct 8 at 4:27 AM 255°West-southwest 32.8° Eclipse as seen from earth Total moon eclipse starts – completely red moon.
Maximum Eclipse Oct 8 at 4:55 AM 259°West 27.3° Eclipse as seen from earth Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse ends Oct 8 at 5:22 AM 263°West 21.8° Eclipse as seen from earth Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse ends Oct 8 at 6:32 AM 272°West 7.8° Eclipse as seen from earth Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Moonset Oct 8 at 7:13 AM 278°West 0.0° below Not directly visible Below horizon
Penumbral Eclipse ends Oct 8 at 7:32 AM 280°West 3.1° below Not directly visible Below horizon

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Las Cruces.

 

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