In the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 28, Set will eat the Eye of Horus, which will then be magically restored by Thoth, known to the ancient Greeks as Hermes Trismegistus. The Mayans would say the jaguar will eat the Moon. The ancient Chinese think it's a three-legged toad.
But we're civilized, and scientific. The only myths we subscribe to are about alligators in the sewers and Bill Gates sending cash to people who forward his email.
So let's just call it what it is, an eclipse. Beginning at 4:51 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, early-risers in North and South America will see a total lunar eclipse. The earth will cast its shadow on the moon, slowing crawling across the lunar surface for a couple of hours.
Enjoy the show. There's not another total lunar eclipse until next February.
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