Total Lunar Eclipse Kicks Off Blood Moon Tetrad

The first total lunar eclipse of 2014 will occur overnight on April 14-15, and mark the beginning of an eclipse tetrad – four back-to-back total lunar eclipses. is offering complete coverage of the total lunar eclipse, which will be visible from a wide region that includes most of North America and parts of South America.

Latest Story: How to Observe the Moon: Tips to See 2014’s First Lunar Eclipse

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The first total lunar eclipse of 2014 occurs overnight on April 14 and 15, but to make the most of your moon-watching experience, there are some tips to keep in mind.

The total lunar eclipse will begin at about 2 a.m. EDT (0500 GMT) and last about 3.5 hours. The moon will be fully eclipsed by the Earth’s shadow by 3 a.m. EDT (0600 GMT). Editor’s Note: If you snap an amazing picture of the April 15 total lunar eclipse, you can send photos, comments and your name and location to managing editor Tariq Malik at

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