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Skywatcher Alert: Total Lunar Eclipse 6:59a Nov 8th 2022 (or catch the next one in 2025) *update: you might see some fireballs

Early on the morning of Tuesday, November 8, 2022 it's the last total lunar eclipse of the year! You remember Total Lunar Eclipses... that's where Zombie AND werewolf activity has a significant increase*(
It's ALSO where the Sun, Earth and Moon line up for your viewing pleasure. Here on the East Coast we get a great view! (unless it's cloudy). The greatest eclipse will happen at 6:59a on Nov 8th.

*While all the lunar eclipse stuff is happening, it's also time for the Taurid Meteor Showers...
    "best observing time is before the full moon arrives on November 8. But, if you’re out on the morning of November 8 watching the total lunar eclipse, you might get lucky and spot some Taurid fireballs as well... If observing during the evening hours, look eastward. Those viewing after 2 a.m. should face west. If the moon is in the sky, keep it out of your field of view to avoid ruining your night vision." (via

🌕 Be sure to know what you're looking for... it's a Total Eclipse of the Moon, NOT a Total Eclipse of the Heart...
🌕 Next lunar eclipse will only be a lousy stinkin' partial eclipse and happens October 28, 2023... next TOTAL eclipse that we'll be able to see is on March 14, 2025.
🌕 This is safe to view with your eyes, there is no need for welder's goggles, Ray Ban sunglasses, 3D glasses from Cineplex, Minion Goggles from Spirit Halloween, or X-Ray Specs from CERN (we all know that CERN has those things, right?)
🌕 This full moon is known as the Beaver Moon which I like to shorten to BM... as in "Hey! Look at that BM!"
🌕 From start to finish this eclipse will take three hours and forty minutes-ish.
🌕 ICYMI, Here's how it should go (Eclipse Times are in Atlantic Time):
- 5:09a Partial umbral eclipse begins... Moon enters the earth’s shadow.
- 6:16a Total lunar eclipse begins... Moon turns dark orange or red.
- 6:59a Greatest eclipse... the eclipse moon begins to set in the west... total lunar eclipse ends... partial umbral eclipse ends...
- 7:10a Sunrise
🌕 Most of this info is via Gary Boyle ( including this explainer "A total lunar eclipse when the sun, Earth and moon are aligned, with Earth in the middle. Earth’s shadow falls on the moon."

*If you happen to spot a Secret Moon Base, report it to Scotty's Secret Moon Base Hotline at 506-431-3136 (long distance charges may apply) (I never answer this line)
*supplied by NASA

icymi, these posts got clicked a lot last month

what's trending Mon 14 Feb 2022: Superbowl, Valentine's Storm

#Valentine's  Monday  weather ... "Snow. Blowing snow over exposed areas late this morning and this afternoon. Amount 10 to 15 cm. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming north 30 gusting to 50 this morning. High minus 10. Wind chill near minus 23." Storm Page HERE .  * There are late buses, not closures, in Anglo East and Franc South ( ) (all schools in Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education (NS) are closed today February 14, 2022 due to weather conditions... also NSCC Cumberland campus is closed today Feb 14th. That includes Amherst and Springhill locations. Scheduled classes and campus operations will be completed remotely.) . Olympics Stuff... 👉 Moncton's Courtney Sarault skated in the short track team event on Sunday... Team Canada came in fourth in that race... on the men's side Stephen Dubois won bronze for Canada yesterday. Speed Skating link... (

Light Up Riverview Holiday Event!! November 24 – January 8 #HolidayMagic #MarriageProposals? #More

🎅 Light Up Riverview kicks off Thursday Night (Nov 24th) at 7pm, along the Riverfront Trail ( Coverdale Rd ). There will be: -Lights! (obvious) - tunes! Flea Market Underground performs the rock and/or roll genre of music at the Riverfront Gazebo. - treats!   - holiday magic - marriage proposals* (citation needed) - friends - family - ghosts trying to get you to become a better person* (citation needed) - the Youth Village will be along the trail past the covered bridge. It's where you can donate items for those in need (organized by Immaculate Heart of Mary Youth)... items being collected include CEREAL and HATS/MITTS/ GLOVES. Also here: delicious hot chocolate! Sold by RHS Dragonboat Team and in support of Atlantic Wellness. PLEASE BRING CASH FOR THEIR HOT CHOCOLATE SALE! Youth Village has a selfie station y'all!! AND colouring pages from the Riverview Youth Collective! - mailbox especially for Letters To Santa! Note: after the event that mailbox will be relocated to Ri