Monday, April 14, 2014

Blood Moon Rising

Set your clocks tonight for a rare view of the Blood Moon, also called a tetrad, a lunar eclipse when the earth passes in front of the moon and blocks the sun's light.
It's the first in a series of four lunar eclipses. 

At 12:47 a.m. PDT the moon will be in total eclipse and will be seen as copper to blood red in color.
A reddish hue comes over the moon because of the way the Earth's atmosphere bends sunlight onto its surface.

Tuesday's eclipse will last just under four hours, with the partial eclipse beginning at 10:58 p.m. Monday and ending at 2:33 a.m. Tuesday. 
 Prime viewing is between 11:30 p.m. and 1:25 a.m., and to see the moon at its bloodiest, look up at 3:07 a.m.

I'm so excited to see the Blood Moon tonight.
Now if only I can stay awake!
There's another Blood Moon October 8th, just in case you miss this one.

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Victoria said...

Very interesting I have been hearing about this but did not know the actual date thanks for sharing.

Cindy Deas said...

Yay! I stayed awake for the whole thing! It was awesome!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Awe shoot…I missed it. The next one will be on my birthday!

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