From Bay News 9
Early Tuesday morning, the moon will be eclipsed by Earth's shadow.
This eclipse is the first in a series called a lunar tetrad.
A tetrad is four successive total lunar eclipses, with no partial lunar eclipses in between, each of which is separated from the other by six lunar months (six full moons).
This weeks total lunar eclipse will be visible all across the Western Hemisphere. The full eclipse phase will last 78 minutes, beginning at 3:06 a.m. EDT and ending at 4:24 a.m. EDT.
Even though the moon is in the Earth's shadow, it should appear a bit colorful, some shade of red or orange. The full moon nearly always appears coppery red during a total lunar eclipse. Thats because the dispersed light from all the Earths sunrises and sunsets falls on the face of the moon at mid-eclipse.
The next total lunar eclipse will be on Oct. 8.