Upcoming lunar eclipse observable is on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
A total lunar eclipse will occur on Tuesday, Nov. 8, when Uranus will slip behind the moon.
With unaided eyes, this is mostly possible if the weather permits and if there are unobstructed views to the east.
The use of a telescope is necessary to be able to see Uranus.
Expect to see the lunar eclipse at the start of the moon rising. By 6:16 pm, the first phase of the eclipse will begin as the moon enters the Earth’s umbra, which is the dark and inner shadow of Earth. It’s shaped like a cone extending into space.
The umbra has a circular cross-section that is most easily seen during a lunar eclipse.
The duration of next phase should last for an hour and 26 minutes, up until 7:42 pm.
Meanwhile, the moon may look like it has disappeared yet it will still be visible with a red hue.
The moon’s color transformation is due to the blue part of the sunlight being scattered by the Earth’s atmosphere while the remaining red light changes direction as it enters at an angle that is directed onto the moon.
The remaining phase of the eclipse will end by 9:58 pm.
Anyone wanting a better experience may want to watch it unfold via a webcast, which will be hosted by the Hong Kong Observatory, the Hong Kong Space Museum, the Ho Koon Nature Education cum Astronomical Center (sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen), the Po Leung Kuk Ngan Po Ling College and the Creative Education Unit of the Hong Kong Federation of the Youth Groups.
May 5, 2023, will be the next lunar eclipse that can be observed in Hong Kong.