The Blood Moon Tetrad is a phenomenon that features an extremely rare occurrence of four blood red lunar eclipses taking place in relatively quick succession – with each of the extraordinary Blood Moons being followed by six full moons, before the next Blood Moon occurs.
Skygazers are eagerly awaiting to catch a glimpse of the Blood Moon, which will first appear on April 15, 2014. The cycle continues for more than a year all the way through to Sept. 28, 2015 when the fourth and final Blood Moon will take place.
The first lunar eclipse in the cycle is taking place during the Passover, and will see the moon turn blood red, a result of the sun’s light reflecting off the Earth’s atmosphere.
A spokesperson for NASA has said, “This is the first eclipse of the year and is well placed for observers throughout the Western Hemisphere. It will occur at the lunar orbit’s ascending node in Virgo.”
The first Blood Moon is scheduled to appear in the sky at about 3.07 a.m. ET on April 15, 2014, but will only last around 30 minutes, according to analysts – although the entire eclipse should last for more than an hour.
Those who want to see the Blood Moon are advised to try and stay away from city lights, and if watching from garden areas, ensure you turn off garden lights and other lights from the house that may interfere.
Experts have advised, as long as the sky is clear the blood moon will be visible to the naked eye, and should be an amazing sight.
The Blood Moon can also be watched online Picture 2014