There is scheduled to be a total lunar eclipse tonight April 15. This begins a Tetrad of eclipses, four in all, over the next two years.

According to NASA:

The action starts on April 15th when the full Moon passes through the amber shadow of Earth, producing a midnight eclipse visible across North America. So begins a lunar eclipse tetrad—a series of 4 consecutive total eclipses occurring at approximately six month intervals.  The total eclipse of April 15, 2014, will be followed by another on Oct. 8, 2014, and another on April 4, 2015, and another on Sept. 28 2015.

Weather permitting, the Tetrad should be visible to most, if not all of the United States.

Tonight's eclipse begins at 1 AM Central time when the edge of the Moon first enters the amber core of Earth’s shadow. Totality should occur around 2 o’clock in the morning CDT. Weather permitting, the red Moon will be easy to see across the entirety of North America.

A visit to the NASA Web site will give you details about the different types of eclipses, plus a video that shows what will happen and why the lunar eclipse is red.

I will try to be up for this. Will you?

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