Last total lunar eclipse for three years arrives Tuesday.

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The moon is shown during a full lunar eclipse, Sunday, May 15, 2022, near Moscow, Idaho, with the reddish color caused by it passing into the shadow of the Earth. A Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout North America in the predawn hours -- the farther west, the better -- and across Asia, Australia and the rest of the Pacific after sunset. Credit: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File

There won't be another opportunity like Tuesday's moon disappearance for three years, so better catch it.

The complete lunar eclipse will be visible over Asia, Australia, and the rest of the Pacific after sunset, and across North America in the early morning hours (the farther west, the better). As an added bonus, Uranus, which resembles a bright star, will be visible just a finger's width above the moon.

Earth will pass squarely between the moon and the sun for approximately 1 1/2 hours, from 5:16 to 6:41 a.m. EST.

It will be referred to as a "blood moon" and will be a reddish-orange color due to the light from Earth's sunsets and sunrises. NASA researchers estimate that the moon will be 242,740 miles (390,653 kilometers) distant at the time of maximum eclipse. If the sky is clear, binoculars and telescopes will improve viewing.

If the weather cooperates, South America will see the lunar eclipse on Tuesday. Africa, the Middle East, and the majority of Europe will have to wait until 2025 if they decide to withdraw totally.

Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles and the Italian-based Virtual Telescope Project are two of the organizations streaming Tuesday's lunar spectacular live online.

It's the second complete lunar eclipse this year; the first happened in May. It won't happen again until 2025. There will be many partial lunar eclipses to choose from in the interim.

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