Get Ready for 'Blood Moon'
Total lunar eclipse takes place night of April 14
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2014 5:20 PM CDT
Updated Apr 6, 2014 7:00 PM CDT
The moon exhibits a deep orange glow in a total lunar eclipse as seen in 2011.   (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

(Newser) – 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." Dig into more details at Earth & Sky.

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loveandhope
Apr 8, 2014 11:19 AM CDT
In Acts 2:20 it says that the sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glourious day of the Lord. That's very interesting.
AZ_Patriot
Apr 6, 2014 11:05 PM CDT
Go outside tonight, it is pink.
gitsme
Apr 6, 2014 8:45 PM CDT
Silly me. I thought the dates might have something to do with the vernal and autumnal equinoxes and how all orbits are elliptical. I suppose because they are, they could cycle and have the eclipses occasionally group together. Then have periods of only one every couple years.