Safe to watch with the naked eye, the lunar eclipse should cast a bright orange or red tint across the moon. The lunar eclipse on Tuesday will be the first of four eclipses expected within the next year: two lunar and two solar.
A lunar eclipse took place Tuesday. Tubbs won a Sovereign for outstanding photograph while Herbie D was considered for thoroughbred horse of the year which went to Sam-Son Farm's Up With the Birds who was also named top 3-year-old male. Up With the Birds won the Black Gold, Marine, and Breeders' stakes at Toronto's Woodbine.
While the entire event is visible from North and South America, sky watchers in northern and eastern Europe, eastern Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia will be out of luck, according to NASA . The year's second total lunar eclipse will take place on October 8, with the tetrad's remaining two expected on April 4 and September 28 of next year.
The so-called 'blood moon', which occurs when the Earth's shadow passes over the moon, will be repeated three times this year and next. Some Christians are worried the event could have catastrophic consequences, referring to a passage in the Bible that states: "The Sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord comes."
The moon has turned red in the skies above North and South America at the start of a rare series of lunar eclipses some fear signals the end of the world. Some Christians are worried the event could have catastrophic consequences, referring to a passage in the Bible that states: "The Sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord comes."
If the skies are clear Tuesday morning, really early risers can watch the Earth's shadow cover the moon. The first total lunar eclipse since December 2011 should paint the moon a reddish hue as indirect sunlight passing through our atmosphere's edge is bent by dust particles before reaching the lunar surface.
While, lunar eclipses usually occur about every six months, not all of them are total and not all of them are viewable from the United States. In this case, while the moon is completely covered by the shadow of the earth, the sunlight that passes around the circumference of the earth and makes it to the moon will appear dark red.