Something truly out of this world is coming this weekend to a solar system near you.
For those living in North and South America, Western Europe, much of Africa and the eastern Pacific, a lunar eclipse will be visible. The moon will pass into the shadow of the Earth, and the moon will take on a reddish color. The eclipse will reach its totality around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night, May 15.
The “blood moon” effect results from the sun’s light passing through the Earth’s atmosphere and taking on different colors because of the dust and water vapor in the atmosphere.
The sky show is free and harmless to watch.
For more information, visit NASA’s website, HERE.