Saturday, April 5, 2014

Get Ready for 'Blood Moon'

The moon exhibits a deep orange glow in a total lunar eclipse as seen in 2011.

Sky watchers get a treat later this month in the form of a total lunar eclipse, reports Universe Today. It takes place the night of April 14—technically, things will get under way about 1:20am April 15 for the East Coast, reports USA Today.

The total eclipse is the first of four in a "tetrad" that will take place this year and next, with the others in October, and then April and September of 2015, reports the San Jose Mercury News. The moon will take on a reddish hue during the eclipse, hence the nickname "blood moon."