Lunar eclipses

When is the next total lunar eclipse ‘blood moon’?

Loved yesterday’s copper-colored moon? Here’s when the catch another one.

Yesterday’s total lunar eclipse was predictably spectacular, with areas in Western states in the US, Hawaii, Australia, and East Asia or seeing a wonderful eclipsed moon turned red right before their eyes.

Not only is a lunar eclipse much longer than a solar eclipse, but they also happen a lot more frequently. This is because a solar eclipse is caused by the Moon’s shadow falling across a tiny part earth, whereas a lunar eclipse is caused by the moon travelling through the Earth’s shadow.

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So here are the next 11 total lunar eclipses, right up until 2030 so you can plan to where to observe from well in advance:

Total lunar eclipses 2018-2030:

1 – July 27, 2018 – Africa, Middle-East, India

2 – January 21, 2019 – North America, Central America, South America, UK, Scandinavia

3 – May 26, 2021 – Australia, New Zealand

4 – May 16, 2022 – North America, Central America, South America

5 – November 8, 2022 – New Zealand, Japan, China, Russia, North America

6 – March 14, 2025 – North America, Central America, South America

7 – September 7, 2025 – Middle East, China, India, South-East Asia, China, Australia

8 – March 3, 2026 – North America, Russia, China , Japan, Australia, New Zealand

9 – December 31, 2028 – New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Russia, North America

10 – June 26, 2029 – Central America, South America, West Africa

11 – December 20, 2029 – Europe, Africa, Middle East, Russia

For exact information on where they can be seen from, visit the NASA Eclipse website and

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