Last update: August 20th, 2019 at 9:00 am
Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency shows a total lunar eclipse, an event which will be visible to much of the world on Sunday night into Monday morning.
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth moves directly between the Sun and the Moon. As the Moon passes through the shadow of our planet, it appears to glow orange and red.
The “blood moon” will be visible in the early Monday morning hours across Europe and western Africa, and in the late hours Sunday night across North and South America.
The eclipse will last about five hours, with the brightly-colored total eclipse phase lasting around one hour.
Image Credit: European Space Agency