The Lunar eclipse on Nov. 8 will be taking place as ballots are being counted for the general election, which could prove to be an ominous sign.
According to NASA says, Earth will not see another lunar eclipse again for three years. the last total lunar eclipse the Earth will see for the next three years.
A lunar eclipse happens when the sun, Earth and moon perfectly align, the moon becomes veiled in the darkest part of Earth's shadow, which is called the umbra.
The reason these lunar eclipses are called "blood moons" is because of the reddish hue that Earth's atmosphere casts onto the moon when refracted sunlight passes through it.
Rayleigh scattering is the scientific name for this phenomenon, and it is also what that causes Earth's sky to appear blue and for the sunsets to look rose-colored.
NASA says, “The more dust or clouds in Earth’s atmosphere during the eclipse, the redder the Moon will appear." They went on to say, “It’s as if all the world’s sunrises and sunsets are projected onto the Moon.”
If there are no clouds in the way, the total eclipse of the moon will be visible in North and Central America, as well as the Pacific Northwest.
The eclipse will start at two minutes after midnight on Nov. 8 in Oregon.
The moon will be at full eclipse, or “totality,” at 5:17 in the morning, Eastern Time. It will end when the moon sets.
“You don’t need any special equipment to observe a lunar eclipse, although binoculars or a telescope will enhance the view and the red color,” says NASA. “A dark environment away from bright lights makes for the best viewing conditions.”