It’s a Lunar Eclipse Tonight!
It might be rainy and cloudy right now, but fingers crossed clear skies tonight. Just in time for the lunar eclipse tonight!
Look for the eclipse to start late tonight or early tomorrow to be exact. You can start seeing a change at about 12:58 a.m. But according to NASA the real show should begin at about 2:06 a.m. and go til 4:33 a.m.
It's also called a Blood Moon tonight because the color of the moon will a reddish orange!
Here's a break down of what we'll see from WLS news in Chicago:
This is known as a partial phase of the lunar eclipse and begins at 12:58 a.m. CDT on April 15th and ends at 2:06 a.m. CDT.
-The Total Lunar Eclipse (when the Moon is completely immersed in the Earth's shadow) begins at 2:06 a.m. CDT and ends at 3:24 a.m. CDT on the morning of April 15th. The middle of the eclipse occurs at 2:45 a.m. CDT.
-From 3:24 a.m. CDT until 4:33 a.m. CDT the Moon gradually moves out of the Earth's umbra (the dark portion of the shadow).