Thursday, April 10, 2014

Red moon, blood moon? Lunar eclipse on April 15 [3am and on]

2004 lunar eclipse by Fred Espenak.
Let's hope for no clouds!

Eastern Daylight Time (April 15, 2014)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 1:58 a.m. EDT on April 15
Total eclipse begins: 3:07 a.m. EDT
Greatest eclipse: 3:46 a.m. EDT
Total eclipse ends: 4:25 a.m. EDT
Partial eclipse ends: 5:33 a.m. EDT

Why will the moon look red during the eclipse? has answers here [hint: the earth's atmosphere is responsible]. If that's too dry and factual for you, maybe you would enjoy reading about blood moons and portents?

For  more details, see NASA's data sheet on this event.