Everything you need to know about Wednesday’s lunar eclipse

TORONTO – This Wednesday, Canada will be treated to its second lunar eclipse of the year.

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The best place to be for this lunar eclipse is British Columbia and western Saskatchewan, where the whole eclipse can be viewed. For the rest of the country, the eclipse will start after moonset. And if you’re in eastern Canada, you’ll have to get up early: the total eclipse starts around 6:30 a.m. EDT.

The first stage of a lunar eclipse is the penumbral stage when the moon’s leading edge enters the outer fringe of Earth’s shadow, called the penumbra. It’s unlikely that you’ll notice anything until most of it has crossed into this region. Even then, you’ll only notice a slight darkening.

Total Lunar Eclipse of October 8, 2014 from Michael Zeiler on Vimeo.

Unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses are long events, spanning around three hours. So if you don’t want to get up too early, you can just get up for the totality, when the moon will be red.

The partial eclipse starts when the leading edge of the moon enters the umbra, or Earth’s shadow. The rest of the moon will creep into the umbra. When all …read more

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Everything you need to know about Wednesday’s lunar eclipse