Lunar Eclipse Tonight Will Be Visible Across the East Coast, Including Lakewood

Lakewood skies – and that of all the East Coast – will be graced by the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years in the wee hours of Friday morning. At its maximum the face of the moon will by 97% covered by the Earth’s shadow and will turn deep red in color. Another such eclipse will not occur again for another 600+ plus, so if you miss this one, you might not get another chance (unless you eat your vegetables).

On the East Coast, the partial eclipse will first become visible a little after 2 AM, but due to rain and generally cloudy conditions, it likely won’t be visible from Lakewood until at least 3 AM. The eclipse will reach its maximum at 4 AM, so you’ll still have the chance to see it in all its glory – if you’re willing to stay up that late or be up that early.

NASA says the eclipse will last for a total of 3 hours and 28 minutes, and unlike with solar eclipses, you don’t have to wear special glasses to look at it.

Watch the video below for an explanation of how lunar eclipses work.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. You report in this post that it has been 580 years since Earth has witnessed an eclipse of this nature, and you write that unless we eat our vegetables, we might not get another chance to witness this kind of eclipse because it will not occur again for another 600 years. Problem is my great great great great great etc. grandfather was born about 180 years before the eclipse you are referring to, the one that occurred 580 years ago, and I know for a fact that he consumed a lot of vegetables, and a huge variety of vegetables. I know this for a fact because he attested to this in a book he wrote, entitled, “Eat your Veggies Before it’s Too Late”, where he discusses his vegetable eating habits. And yet, even he, who lived a long life – stretching 118 years – did not live long enough to see the eclipse you are referring to. So something doesn’t add up; please check your facts out. No doubt, veggies are very healthy, but they are not the magical elixir you claim they are.

  2. The picture shown is a solar eclipse (where the moon blocks the sun from the earth) not a lunar eclipse where the earth blocks the sun from the moon. Dear TLS, maybe change the picture…

  3. Brocha is עושה מעשה בראשית

    Wasn’t it a few years ago that we had lunar eclipse on first night pesach and first night succos? On Succos it was around 11:00 or so because I remember we finished eating and I went out on 14th Street to see it

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