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Get ready, Vancouver Island!

The longest total lunar eclipse Canadians have seen in over 15 years will take place this Sunday, May 15th.

During the total eclipse which will last about 84-minutes in total, the moon will be shrouded in darkness as it passes through Earth’s shadow in space.

The total eclipse can give the moon a reddish hue known as a “Blood Moon”.

Here’s when to be outside—though about an hour before and after it will be possible to see the very odd sight of the mon in partial eclipse.

  • the moon will start crossing into the Earth’s shadow at moonrise (around 8:30 p.m.)
  • mid-eclipse will begin at about 9:11 p.m.
  • the eclipse will end around 11 p.m.

The lunar eclipse is expected to be visible in most of Canada as long as the weather cooperates.

Currently, Environment Canada is calling for cloudy skies but we know how quickly the forecast can change in BC’s capital.

Never seen an eclipse before? There’s an animation you can watch of what it will look like across Canada.

This will be the longest total eclipse visible from Canada since 2007, so make sure to take time and have a look!

Total Lunar Eclipse

  • Where: Across Canada – so find a cozy spot where you can see the moon
  • When: Sunday, May 15th, eclipse begins at moonrise just after 8:30 p.m.

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