Faith Bemiss | Democrat
The moon is almost at a total lunar eclipse at 2:05 a.m. Tuesday as the Earth moves between it and the sun. This is the first in a series of four lunar eclipses that will occur during the next 18 months, called the lunar tetrad according to NASA. The moon glows with a reddish hue NASA said because of the sun is shinning behind it, “You might expect Earth seen in this way to be utterly dark, but it’s not. The rim of the planet is on fire. As you scan your eye around Earth’s circumference, you’re seeing every sunrise and every sunset in the world, all of them, all at once. This incredible light beams into the heart of Earth’s shadow, filling it with a coppery glow and transforming the Moon into a great red orb. ” The next lunar eclipses in the tetrad will occur on Oct. 8, April 4, 2015, and Sept. 28, 2015.