The viewing might be a bit chilly, but a rare “Blood Moon” eclipse in on tap for those who enjoy checking out the skies tonight in Wright County.
The lunar eclipse should occur around midnight in the Central Time Zone, when temperatures should be right in the mid-20s, well below the seasonal average here.
According to NASA’s Space.com:
The first total lunar eclipse of 2014 occurs in the overnight hours tonight (April 14) and will be visible across most of North America, South America, Hawaii and parts of Alaska. Depending on your location, it begins either late tonight or in the wee hours of Tuesday, but as with every skywatching event, you can only see it if Mother Nature cooperates.
Tonight’s lunar eclipse runs from 11:53 a.m. CDT (0453 GMT) to about 5 a.m. EDT (1000 GMT). If bad weather spoils your view, or you live in Europe or elsewhere outside the visibility zone, you can always watch live webcasts of the total lunar eclipse on Space.com, courtesy of NASA, the Slooh community telescope, the Virtual Telescope Project. [How to Watch Tonight’s Total Lunar Eclipse]