The moon photo was taken on October 7, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. EST
According to Moon Connection, the moon is 100% illuminated.
According to Time.Unitarium, the moon is 99.7% illuminated.
Moon photography by Norma Beaird
According to Sky and Telescope:
We’re approaching the second of four total lunar eclipses that come at half-year intervals in 2014 and 2015: a lunar-eclipse tetrad. All four can be seen from at least parts of North America.
The one before dawn on Wednesday, October 8th, will be visible from nearly all of the Americas. Moreover, the Moon, two days after perigee, will be 5% larger in diameter than it was during the first eclipse of the tetrad on April 14 - 15 earlier this year.
You can view the lunar eclipse livestream via Griffith Observatory on the slope of Mount Hollywood in California, starting at 4:15 a.m. EST.
Below is an illustration of the lunar eclipse from Sky and Telescope. Click on the illustration to read in detail about this fascinating celestial event.
NASA has produced a You Tube video about the
October 8th Lunar Eclipse:
For more information about the October 8th Lunar Eclipse,
click on Fred Espenak's Eclipse Wise.
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