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).
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This week’s 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. That’s because the dispersed light from all the Earth’s sunrises and sunsets falls on the face of the moon at mid-eclipse.
The next total lunar eclipse will be on Oct. 8.