Total Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon ‘Tetrad’
On Tuesday, April 15, there will be a total lunar eclipse that will turn the moon a coppery red, NASA says. It’s called a blood moon, and it’s one of four total eclipses that will take place in North America within the next year and a half.
The moon will shine red when the total eclipse happens, which will occur for about 78 minutes around 3 a.m. EDT
Portions of the eclipse can be seen from parts of South America, Europe and Asia just before sunrise, and parts of Asia and the Pacific just after sunset
The four blood moons will occur in roughly six-month intervals on the following dates: April 15, 2014; October 8, 2014; April 4, 2015, and September 28, 2015.
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