April 2014 Total Lunar Eclipse Marks Begining of Tetrad

Total Lunar Eclipse of April 15, 2014, Diagram

Stargazers and lunar fans in the Western Hemisphere will have ringside seats for a total eclipse of the moon during the overnight hours of April 14 and 15.

This will be the first of 4 consecutive lunar eclipses…or a tetrad. 

For the Western Hemisphere, the eclipse will “officially” begin on April 15 at 12:53 a.m. EDT (0435 GMT), when the moon begins to enter Earth’s outer, or penumbral shadow. But even in clear weather, skywatchers will not notice any changes in the moon’s appearance until about 50 minutes later, when a slight “smudge” or shading starts becoming evident on the left portion of the moon’s disk. [Total Lunar Eclipse of April 15 Explained (Video)]

Anyone working on an astrology merit badge or belt loop??

http://www.space.com/25390-total-lunar-eclipse-april-preview.html

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