Thursday, April 2, 2015

Cameras Are Rolling for the 3rd Lunar Eclipse of the 2014-2015 Tetrad

Cameras Are Rolling
for the
April 4, 2015
Saturday 2AM-5AM(max)-Sunrise
(please see details below)
(Photos: March 04, 2015 by (Ron [NR7O])
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Apr 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse
This total lunar eclipse will occur on April 4, 2015.
Most of North America, South America, Asia and parts of Australia
will be able to see the eclipse.
The eastern coast of the United States will be treated to an early morning eclipse,
while locations in South Asia will experience the eclipse in the evening.
The eclipse will last for 3 hours and 29 mins from beginning to end.
The Moon will be totally eclipsed (totality) for about 5 minutes.
2014-2015 lunar tetrad
The first total eclipse in this lunar tetrad was on April 15, 2014.
The second was October 8, 2014
The next two will be on:
April 4, 2015
September 28, 2015
All four total lunar eclipses will be visible from most of the United States.
Apr 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse
This April 4 eclipse is the third in a tetrad,
a series of four consecutive total lunar eclipses in 2014 – 2015.
Is this Partial Lunar Eclipse visible in Seattle?
Next eclipse visible in Seattle
April 4, 2015 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

The photo shows approximately what the eclipse
looks like from the night side of earth.
 During this total lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers
only parts of the Moon, as seen from Seattle.
 There are no other locations on Earth where the
Moon appears completely covered during this event.
The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon,
so this is still a nice sight.
More about the April 4, 2015 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
According to NASA, the current century – 2001 to 2100 – will have eight tetrads.
The first tetrad of the 21st century took place in 2003,
and the second will happen in 2014-2015.
The first eclipses in each of these tetrads will occur between March and May.
This information is taken from:

How much do you know about the 2014-2015 lunar tetrad?
Check out the TETRAD trivia questions about the 1st Lunar Eclipse (April, 2014):
2014[15]Q -- Insomnia-Net Questions for Apr 11, 2014
Mixed Bag -- #10: There's A Moon Out Tonight
(from: KF7TBA+K7LWA's Friday Insomniac-Net)

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