It’s Time for Another Blood Moon

If you’ve been feeling a strong urge to howl lately, there’s a reason: The second “blood moon” of 2014 is coming tomorrow morning (Oct. 8).

Werewolf jokes aside, the total lunar eclipse will be the second, and last, “blood moon” of the year. It will be visible in the United States and Canada early Wednesday morning, with better viewing for those in the western part of the continent, as indicated on the map:

The full eclipse will start Wednesday morning at 6:25 a.m. EDT (3:25 PDT) and last until 7:24 a.m (4:24 PDT), according to NASA.

Since this eclipse will happen two days after a lunar perigee (the point when the moon is closest to Earth), NASA says the moon will appear 5.3 percent larger than the previous “blood moon,” which occurred on April 15.

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