Tonight, April 14, 2014, North and South America will have the opportunity to experience a total Lunar Eclipse. While the “whole world” won’t get to experience this awesome astronomical phenomenon because of the timing of the eclipses, those of us on this side of the globe will want to lose a little bit of sleep and check it out! David Rives listed the timing of the total lunar eclipse as follows:
The event starts at 12:54 a.m. EDT as the Moon enters the penumbra of Earth’s shadow. Most observers won’t even notice any change in our satellite’s appearance for at least a half-hour after this time.
Things begin to heat up at 1:58 a.m. EDT. That’s when the Moon first hits Earth’s umbral shadow and the partial phase begins. For more than an hour you’ll see the dark part grow until totality begins at 3:07 a.m. EDT.
Totality lasts 78 minutes, until 4:25 a.m. EDT. The partial phase is over at 5:33 a.m. EDT, and the penumbral phase — and this eclipse — ends at 6:38 a.m. EDT.
Here is David’s video discussing the eclipse.
If you get a good picture of the eclipse, please post it to our Facebook page!
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