Its the first of two total lunar eclipses in 2014!
The April 15th lunar eclipse can be seen in its entirety across most of North America and western South America. Get some shut eye before if you have to because it’s a late night/early-morning event with mid-eclipse occurring 3:46 a.m. EDT.
How to see the lunar eclipse April 2014
The event starts earlier than that at 12:54 am EDT and over the course of the next few hours you’ll be able to see the Moon begin to slowly darken. By 2am EDT half the Moon will be eclipsed and totality begins at 3:07 am EDT. For nearly another hour and a half our lunar friend will appear red/copper – a blood red moon! The totality lasts 78 minutes.
As an added bonus to this event, the bright star Spica is very close by the moon and the red planet Mars is also not to far away. (see infographic)
For an overview of this lunar eclipse and more watch this video from Science at NASA…