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Photo: Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse with Spica – April 15, 2014 #BloodMoon

by TerriAnn
Blood Moon - April 15, 2014 #BloodMoon

We were exhausted but it was definitely worth it to stay up past midnight to see the total lunar eclipse known as the Blood Moon. We had to deal with some cloudiness but Frans was still able to capture this from our balcony. Venus was shining brightly but was too far to get in to the picture. At least Spica (we had to look up what star it was) got to to make its appearance in this photo.

Blood Moon - April 15, 2014 #BloodMoon

Blood Moon – April 15, 2014 #BloodMoon

SALON explains, “What’s so special about this blood moon?”

This blood moon is special because it is the first lunar eclipse that is part of a blood moon tetrad. A tetrad is a series of four lunar eclipses that happen within six-month intervals of each other. The first takes place the early morning hours of April 15; the next is on Oct. 8 of this year, followed by two in 2015 on April 4 and Sept. 28.

Did your family get to see it? Will you try to see the next three?

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Raijean April 16, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Oh wow, that’s such a cool pic, well worth staying up past midnight.

Anne - Mommy Has to Work April 17, 2014 - 5:26 am

What a gorgeous picture! I missed it the other night.

Theresa @ Faith and Family Reviews April 19, 2014 - 11:04 am

We did too, some of my kids and husband want to catch the next three.

Liz Mays April 17, 2014 - 8:33 am

I didn’t even know, so I am going to watch for it the next time for sure. That is awesome!

Donna April 17, 2014 - 9:53 am

I’m so tired anymore and am participating in a challenge to get 8 hours of sleep a night, I couldn’t watch it.. I am surprised my husband didn’t get up to see it though. The photos sure are beautiful!

Penelope Guzman (NY Blogger) April 17, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Oh my gosh, that is gorgeous! How did I miss that??? Wow, that is GORGEOUS!!!! I am TOTALLY going to try to see the next one…is it safe to view with a telescope?

TerriAnn van Gosliga April 19, 2014 - 5:17 pm

Safe? It’s a lunar eclipse so there shouldn’t be any danger to your eyes (it’s those solar eclipses that you have to be careful of). I’m sure it’d look amazing through a telescope – just be aware that it seemed to move pretty fast across the sky so if the lens is too powerful it might be tough to keep it in view w/o adjusting it often.

Theresa @ Faith and Family Reviews April 17, 2014 - 6:21 pm

We missed! Everyone was so disappointed, we’re hoping to catch the next three though!

HilLesha April 17, 2014 - 10:09 pm

That is pretty! I didn’t get to see it, because it was raining that night.

Sheri April 18, 2014 - 1:21 pm

I really wanted to see it and there was too much cloud cover here.

Robin Gagnon {Mom Foodie} April 18, 2014 - 6:26 pm

Wow what an amazing moon. Great shot.

Lisa April 18, 2014 - 7:27 pm

That is an awesome photo! I didn’t even know it was happening so we missed it. Darn!

Tammy April 18, 2014 - 8:09 pm

I stayed up to see it but unfortunately our home is situated in such a way that I couldn’t get any good pictures of it 🙁 Yours is great. Maybe I’ll catch the one in October!

Kathleen B April 18, 2014 - 8:22 pm

Great photo! Wish we had been able to see it, but it was overcast here.

Ty April 18, 2014 - 8:40 pm

I didn’t get to see it but your shot came out great,

Lauren (Lolo) April 18, 2014 - 11:56 pm

Your photo came out awesome! I could not stay up to see it.

Kelsey Apley April 19, 2014 - 5:43 am

You took a great photo!!! I made sure to get up at 2 am my time to go out and see it! what a neat moment!!

Vanessa: thequeenofswag April 19, 2014 - 1:53 pm

I’m sad I missed it. I thought it sounded scary since it’s called a blood moon. lol.

Paula @ Frosted Fingers April 19, 2014 - 3:49 pm

We missed this one but will try to see it in October. Great pics!

Colleen April 20, 2014 - 6:13 pm

Oh wow what a great photo.

Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy.com April 21, 2014 - 5:30 pm

We did not see it, but you got a wonderful shot.

Shop with Me Mama (Kim) April 22, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Oh wow! So beautiful! Great picture!

Marcie W. May 2, 2014 - 4:35 pm

The kids didn’t make it, and even I dozed off about an hour before, but luckily my husband stayed awake and woke me up in time to see the awesomeness! I’ll be making sure my kids get to view the next one.

Tricia Nightowlmama May 2, 2014 - 8:18 pm

What a breath taking photo you got. It’s beautiful another one of life’s most beautiful sites

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