Apr 13, 2014
By Bob Sheppard
There’s a rare celestial treat in store for us this week; a total lunar eclipse. And Canadians across the country will be able to see it.
The sun, the earth and the moon will be in perfect alignment, with the moon covered in the earth’s shadow.
It’s called a blood moon lunar eclipse by astronomers because of the red/orange glow it emits caused by light from sunsets and sunrises on earth.
It’s the first of four lunar eclipses over the next 18 months, and will begin at about 2:00 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, and will last for about three and-a-half hours.