Rare, 'blood moon' eclipse visible Tuesday
Apr 14, 2014 7:42 am
Reuters is reporting a rare celestial show is in store for North America, Tues., Apr. 15, as Earth's shadow falls across the moon, shifting its color from bright orange to blood red to brown, depending on local weather conditions. The lunar eclipse will unfold over three hours beginning at 1:58 a.m. eastern time, when the moon begins moving into Earth's shadow. A little more than an hour later, the moon will be fully eclipsed and shrouded in a red glow; the show will conclude by 5:33 a.m. This eclipse will be the last full lunar eclipse visible from the United States until 2019. NASA plans live coverage of the eclipse on NASA TV, the NASA.gov website and on its social media accounts. Coverage will begin at 2 a.m.