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Total Lunar Eclipse: A Rare “Blood Moon”

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Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 4:00 am to 6:00 am | Cost: FREE
San Francisco Bay Area |

Event Details

A rare “Blood Moon” total lunar eclipse is one of the most dramatic, beautiful and easy-to-view of all astronomical events, and it’s coming to San Francisco (along with the rest of the Americas), on the early morning of April 4, 2015, granted that Karl the Fog allows us to enjoy this spectacle.

Total Lunar Eclipse
Late night April 3 / early morning April 4, 2015 | 4-6 am

The eclipse starts at 4 am, totality is reached from 4:58 until 5:03 am, and the eclipse concludes at 6 am.

During a total lunar eclipse, the sun, Earth and moon form a line in space. Earth’s shadow falls on the face of the moon. An entire hemisphere of Earth can see the eclipse, that is, the whole side of Earth on which it’s nighttime when the eclipse takes place.

No special equipment needed. Just grab your lawn chair, go outside and plan to spend several hours watching the partial phases of the eclipse, followed by the totality itself, when the moon is completely covered by Earth’s shadow.

Source: EarthSky

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Cost: FREE
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