Time to mark the date in calendars as the world will witness an eerie red moon on April 14, 2014, thanks to full lunar eclipse. In some parts of the world, the red moon will be visible on April 15.
The full lunar eclipse is perfectly natural occurrence when the entire moon is shaded by our planet, resulting into what is called a “Blood Moon”. At 10:58 p.m. PDT on April 14, the moon will get under the shadow of the earth.
While the color red can seem spooky, there are other shades often spotted, including a bright copper tone or dark red blood shade.
The red color is due to the presence of Earth between our Moon and the sun, which sends some of the scattered lights of sunrises and sunsets to the moon’s surface.
The last time the Blood Moon was seen was in Dec. 11, 2011, but this will not be the only full lunar eclipse to happen in recent times as three more are scheduled.
Often named as eclipse tetrad, this will be the first among the four lunar eclipses in succession, each being a full eclipse with no partial eclipses in between.
While this eclipse will be available for the Americans to watch in full view, they will also see the next one that will happen in October.
Although unpleasant news and elements are associated with the Blood Moon in general, scientists have urged people to witness this rare natural phenomenon right in front of the eyes. One will be able to see the colored Moon with telescope, binoculars and naked eyes.