It’s the first full moon after the autumnal equinox, and this year it is blood red. Aptly, it’s the Hunter’s Moon as well, occurring as it does in October.
Turtle Island dwellers have front row seats to one of the year’s most spectacular sky sights. It’s the second of the year and in a tetrad, or group of four, lunar eclipses happening this year and next.
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“It promises to be a stunning sight, even from the most light-polluted cities,” said Fred Espenak, an eclipse specialist at NASA, in a statement. “I encourage everyone, especially families with curious children, to go out and enjoy the event.”