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Don’t Miss the “Blood Moon” Lunar Eclipse – April 15, 2014

Posted by on April 14, 2014

Whether you are a night owl or an early riser, or just one who loves to catch a glimpse of astronomical rarities, be sure to catch an amazing spectical in the early hours of April 15th 2014.

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This will be the first of four “blood moons” which will grace the night skies on April 15, 2014; October 8, 2014; April 4, 2015, and September 28, 2015.

This event is known as a tetrad. “What is a tetrad? It’s four successive total lunar eclipses, with no partial lunar eclipses in between, each of which is separated from the other by six lunar months (six full moons).” – EarthSky.org

Blood moon tetrads are remarkably rare. From 1600 to 1900 there were no tetrads which makes April 15th the start of a very uncommon event in history.

The best viewing times for the East Coast will be between 3:06am and 4:24am according to NASA.

For more information regarding the Blood Moon phenomenon visit: What is a Blood Moon (Article) 

One Response to Don’t Miss the “Blood Moon” Lunar Eclipse – April 15, 2014

  1. mARION gARNER

    Thank you so much for the info. I’ll definitely catch it.

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