Total lunar eclipse "blood moon" in the sky around metro Detroit on April 15

(WXYZ) - Late tonight, a total lunar eclipse will grace the skies across Metro Detroit, but unfortunately we won't be able to see it.  

This celestial event will be seen across almost the entire continental United States, most of Canada and Central America and parts of South America.

A full lunar eclipse occurs when the entirety of the moon is shaded by Earth and appears as an eerie reddish color.  This "blood moon" is completely safe to view with the naked eye.  If you want an even better glimpse, grab a pair of binoculars.

On April 15 at 1:58 a.m., the moon will begin to move into Earth's shadow.  The total eclipse begins just over an hour later at 3:07 a.m. and lasts until 4:25 a.m. 

The last time a total lunar eclipse was visible from the United States was on December 10, 2011. 

But, don't worry, since we'll miss this one, maybe we can catch the next. There is another one later this year on October 8.  


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