lunar tetrad
by Natalia Galbetti
Categories: Science.

You might want to look up on April 15th because the moon will be something to see.

An unusual moon eclipse will make the moon blood red but just in case you miss it, you’ll still have another three chances to see it in the next year and a half. The four blood red moon eclipses are called lunar tetrad and are very rare, and have happened only three times in the past 500 years.

Happily, dissimilar to solar eclipses which can only be viewed in certain areas of the planet, this blood red moon will be seen by anyone as long as the moon is out on display. Fingers crossed no one has heavy cloud cover that night. We all want to see the deep red color caused by refracting light off the earth. You might have to stay up late though. Starting at 3:07am EST, the lunar tetrad is supposed to last approximately 77 minutes with the climax taking place at 3:36am. Seems like a good reason to go to bed a little later. Or, to wake up a little earlier, depending on your nighttime habits.

Via Cinema Blend

Photo Credit: Cinema Blend

  • krparkerone

    OMG!! I can’t wait!! Camera – ?. Tripod – ?. Cafe Mocha spiked with NoDoz – ?. – So excited!!!!

  • Paulette

    wish I had a telescope!!