WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE EARTH PICKS ON THE MOON?
One of the great natural events will happen on the night of April 4, 2015. A TOTAL lunar eclipse. Yes the ‘blood red’ moon will be back in our sky, and it’s the first and last lunar eclipse for 2015.
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earths shadow passes over the face of the Moon, as the Earths shadow deepens the Moon changes from the bright white of a full moon to a blood red colour.
When mother nature puts on an event, earthlings pay attention!
A lunar eclipse is something of legends and the how ‘feeling’ of planet Earth changes. Animals quite down, the light becomes ethereal and no one can resist watching this amazing natural phenomenon.
So step outside on 4 April to watch the Moon. The eclipse full eclipse and blood red moon will be around 10pm and only visible for 4-5 minutes.
The start of the eclipse is around 7.03pm, however it will not be until 8.15pm that you will notice a difference. The from 8.15 -10pm you will be able to witness the entire eclipse before Earths shadow moves off the Moon, by 11.44pm the eclipse will end.
“Natural events always spark interest in the night sky, people know that these natural events are rare and always make the effort to go out and observe”, says Jane Morgan, Manager of Charlevilles Cosmos Centre.
Mark the 4th April 2015 on your calendars and make the lunar eclipse part of your Easter celebrations.