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Look up Sunday to see Blood Moon eclipse

It will be the first Blood Moon of 2022 this weekend as the moon undergoes a total lunar eclipse
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A total lunar eclipse is set to visit west-coast skies the night of May 15, 2022.

This Sunday May 15, the longest total lunar eclipse for Canadians in 15 years will occur, turning the moon a spookishly bloody red. 

Starting in the late night on Sunday and continuing into the very early morning on Monday, the moon will undergo a 5 hour and 20 minute transformation to create a Blood Moon. 

A total lunar eclipse happens when the Earth, sun and moon are all perfectly aligned. The Earth blocks the sun casting a shadow on the face of the moon 

The moon will turn a dark "blood red" during the eclipse when it passes through the Earth's umbra (the fullest part of the shadow). A small portion of light from the planet's sunrises and sunsets will turn the otherwise white space rock a very mysterious red.  

According to, the eclipse will start at 9:32 p.m. Sunday and reach its maximum at 12:11 a.m. Monday morning. 

The lunar eclipse will be visible all across the country with Ontario getting one of the better views. 

The next time this lunar event will happen is on November 8.