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
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?