Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The total lunar eclipse most of us didn't see last night

Behind the fog, this was it.
San Francisco Chronicle, 4/14/14.  Images of total lunar esclipse, 34 slides.

"The "Blood Moon" lunar eclipse is visible in the skies above Oakland, Calif. early Tuesday, April 15, 2014."  Note: photograph by Douglas Zimmerman slide image is #19 of 34.  The celestial body on the right side may be Mars.

ABC 7, KGO TV 4/15/14.  Report from 4/14/14 local evening news, "'Blood moon' seen Monday night around the Bay Area."includes informational video 3:18 minutes.  Bay Area stargazers were in for a late-night treat last night when the moon passed behind the Earth's shadow and leading to a total lunar eclipse. Last night's celestial event is the first eclipse of the year and is sometimes called a "blood moon" because of the red appearance of the moon's surface when the moon is completely covered by the Earth's shadow."

There will be four (4) total lunar eclipses (Tetra) during the next one and one-half  years.  We missed seeing this one, but maybe we'll see the three (3) others:  October 8, 2014, April 4, 2015, September 28, 2015.

Reference - National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, "Lunar Eclipses: past and future".  Wikipedia, Eclipse.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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