A: Rafael from Salinas asked, "When will we have our own lunar eclipse?"
Chief Meteorologist Norm Hoffmann has the answer.
Because of the orientation of the earth to the sun and moon, each year there are at least 2 lunar eclipses (eclipses of the moon) and 2 solar eclipses (eclipses of the sun). Sometimes there are more like this year we have 3 solar eclipses and 2 lunar eclipses, but the average is 2 of each year. However each time the eclipses occur, the earth & moon are in different positions so we don't always see the eclipses here on the Central Coast. As you know, the earth and moon are always moving, well so is the sun, but we don't see that. So as with the eclipse of the moon that occurred today, It happened at 1 to 3:30 pm today, our time and we could not see the moon at that time. As you recall the last Lunar eclipse we could see here on the Central Coast occurred Dec, 21st 2010.
The next total lunar eclipse that we will be able to see will be January 21st 2019 if the sky is clear. Check this site near the bottom and it will show you where on the earth the eclipse will take place. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_eclipse