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'Blood Moon' Attracts Stargazers in North America

'Blood Moon' Attracts Stargazers, Conspiracy Theories

By Irene Klotz

(Reuters) - Night owls and early risers in North America will be able to watch a rare celestial show on Tuesday as Earth's shadow falls across the moon, shifting its color from bright orange to blood red to brown, depending on local weather conditions.

The lunar eclipse will unfold over three hours beginning at 1:58 a.m. EDT when the moon begins moving into Earth's shadow. A little more than an hour later, the moon will be fully eclipsed and shrouded in a red glow.

The celestial show will be over by 5:33 a.m., according to astronomers at the University of Texas's McDonald Observatory.

Eclipses occurs two or three times per year when the sun, Earth and the full moon line up so that the moon passes through Earth's shadow.

Tuesday's eclipse will be the last full lunar eclipse visible from the United States until 2019, NASA said.

Weather permitting, the eclipse will be visible from most of the country, with the exception of New England and Alaska.

Alaskans can get a view of the moon rising already partly eclipsed. From New England, the moon sets before the eclipse ends.

NASA plans live coverage of the eclipse on NASA TV, the NASA.gov website and on its social media accounts. Coverage will begin at 2 a.m. EDT.

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hardbeame April 14 2014 at 4:22 PM

In honor of the phenomenon go out and moon someone.

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Sukeycat hardbeame April 14 2014 at 4:28 PM

Better yet,get a jug of Moon Shine...Then Moon Someone...

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rmoorebigdaddy hardbeame April 14 2014 at 4:33 PM

Good idea, unless you're a lady who's having her time of the month, then it would be a true "BLOOD MOON'.

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lgvxl42 rmoorebigdaddy April 14 2014 at 4:58 PM


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Kristine April 14 2014 at 10:55 PM

Can't wait! Looks beautiful!~

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Sue April 14 2014 at 4:16 PM

THat just stinks! I live in New England! I am so bummed.....

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chasian40 Sue April 14 2014 at 4:22 PM

OMG i just hope that this doesnt mean the RED SOX are gonna win the series again....Nahhhhhhhh!!!!!

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hello hilego chasian40 April 14 2014 at 4:24 PM


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gkmoore4103 chasian40 April 14 2014 at 4:31 PM

They said red moon, Not Hell freezes over!

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Kelly April 14 2014 at 10:42 PM

People will believe (or not) whatever they are going to believe concerning this.

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sbfulkerson April 14 2014 at 10:42 PM

You don't even have to go outside ! Look !

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ponge1dog April 14 2014 at 4:53 PM


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vseiwert April 14 2014 at 10:31 PM

I'm hoping the clouds roll away so I can see it. One never wants to miss a chance like this that rarely occurs. Forget about the symbolism and just enjoy the view.

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patriot1too April 14 2014 at 4:59 PM

The wonders of Gods creation are endless. God bless America.

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freethinker patriot1too April 14 2014 at 5:23 PM

That's the most sensible thing I have seen posted on this forum yet, by either a Christian or an atheist.

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Brian Hope April 14 2014 at 5:14 PM

OK, what's with this "technical difficulties" nonsense - a form of censorship?

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donaldrmyers April 14 2014 at 4:10 PM

Me????????......Well I think I will get a full nights sleep. Tell me how it was in the morning.

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