If you’re excited to catch a glimpse of the Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse, but you aren’t too sure what’s going on… Here’s what to expect!
WHEN IS THE BLOOD MOON HAPPENING?
If you are looking for something extra special on a Tuesday night, all you have to do is look up!
On November 8th, 2022, all of Aotearoa will be able to view the moon as it turns blood red slipping behind Earth's shadow.
With this lunar event, you’ll want to set your alarms, because the moon is set to be showing its beauty from 10:09pm. The total lunar eclipse will peak at 11:59pm and is set to end at around 1:49am on Wednesday.
If you do decide to stay inside though, don't worry! Chances are your mates will flood Insta with blurry pics of this beautiful moon.
SOURCE: Stardome Observatory and Planetarium
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT IT?
This will be the last total lunar eclipse for the next three years.
According to NASA: “After Tuesday’s eclipse, the next total lunar eclipse will not occur again until March 2025.”
Unlike solar eclipses, a lunar eclipse can be viewed safely by the naked eye.
WHY IS IT CALLED A 'BLOOD MOON TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE’?
When the moon, Earth, and sun are all in alignment, the moon passes into Earth's shadow, causing a lunar eclipse.
Total lunar eclipses are commonly referred to as "blood moons" because of the striking red colouration brought on by Earth's shadow, which scatters the sunlight and reflects it on the moon's surface.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR ME?
If you are in touch with your spiritual side, you should know that the Blood Super Moon is occurring in the signs of Taurus, Scorpio, Leo and Aquarius, so there will be no shortage of drama for you four!
According to astrology, eclipses create a karmic window that is open for 28 days, and anything (no srsly ANYTHING) can happen during this time.
If an eclipse occurs when your zodiac sign is under its influence, it may cause a sudden, abrupt change in your life. Don't worry if you can already feel the weight of change; the cosmos have it under control.
Sitting right at the centre of this lunar eclipse, you’ll feel pushed to explore outside your comfort zone.
When one chapter closes, another one opens!
This eclipse is encouraging you to evolve in your relationships.
Start thinking about what you are contributing to those around you and how you can all benefit from a healthy relationship.
This lunar eclipse takes place in your 10th house of career, it could lead to you trying something completely different at work.
It might not be an instant result, but this eclipse will bring you closer to the career path you're meant to be on.
This eclipse is all about your safe space - home!
It may encourage you to move to a new place, set boundaries with relatives and nurture your relationship with your roots - whatever makes the most sense to you.
If you’re looking to cleanse and charge your crystals under the Blood Moon, think again!
According to Pedestrian, eclipses generally aren’t a good time to fill your crystals with the erratic, chaotic and unpredictable energy of the moon.
So maybe wait until this energy dies down before charging those bad boys up!