'Blood Moon' is on its way
April 4 , 2014
Sky watchers in the United States will be able to see something spectacular this month: USA Today reports that a total lunar eclipse will take place the night of April 14 and will be the first of four eclipses occurring at six-month intervals.
Lunar eclipses occur about twice a year on average but there are three types and not all of them are total.
The moon is expected to turn reddish during this one at about 1:20 am April 15 for the East Coast. Hence scientists have named it "blood moon."