NASA reports Total Eclipse of the Moon to happen April 4th2 min read

Total Eclipse: For the third time in a year people can watch “Total Eclipse” of the moon, which is going to probably happen on April 4th.

The whole process will start at around 3:16 am in the morning, when the edge of the Moon first enters the amber core of Earth’s shadow that can be seen on April 4th. After one hour and 50 minutes, Earth’s shadow will move across the lunar disk side, amazingly swallowing the entire Moon at 4:59am PDT.East of the River Mississippi, the eclipse will be interrupted by sunrise the next morning. Only a partial eclipse will be visible to people of east. In the West of the Mississippi River, people can see the whole Eclipse, thats include totality .



In Totality the Moon is fully inside Earth’s shadow. Few total eclipses last for more than an hour or so. But in this case, totality spans just 4 minutes and 47 seconds, based result of the fact that the Moon is skimming the outskirts of Earth’s shadow rather than passing centrally through it.

A quick trip to the Moon provides the answer for why moon is red during the Eclipse: Just imagine yourself standing on a dusty lunar plain looking up at the sky. Earth hangs Overhead , nightside low, completely hiding the sun behind. Then eclipse is underway.

If you think in this way the earth will darker, but its not. If you look at earth circumference and imagine every sunrise and sunset in the world all of them and all at one time.With incredible light beams into the heart of Earth’s shadow, filling it with a coppery glow and transforming the Moon into a great red orb when viewed from Earth surface.

The 4th April toatal eclipse, occurring third time in six months of total four total lunar eclipses separated by approximately 5 months, a phenomenon astronomers call a “tetrad.” With a closely-spaced succession of eclipses is a fairly rare occurrence phenomenon.

Set your alarm before sunrise on April 4th,2015, and enjoy the show from your place.

NASA have estimated the duration of the upcoming lunar eclipse to last about four minutes and 48 seconds. It is going to be shorter compared to the last lunar eclipses since the Earth’s shadow will hardly eclipse the upper part of the moon surface.


Sebastien Clarke

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