Eclipsing your Lunacy


SPACE.COM reports that the first total lunar eclipse of 2014 kicks off tonight (April 14).

We’ve taken our favorite moon music and cued it up for you. So take us outside tonight and look at the moon and enjoy some great tracks to go with it. No pesky announcements to kill the vibe.

The spectacle is often more beautiful and interesting than one would think. During the time that the moon is entering into and later emerging from out of the Earth’s shadow, secondary phenomena may be overlooked. You can also watch the eclipse live on Space.com, courtesy of NASA, the Slooh community telescope and the Virtual Telescope Project.

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Observers that know what to look for have a better chance of seeing the stunning eclipse, weather permitting. This first total lunar eclipse of 2014 is set to begin tonight (April 14) into the wee hours of Tuesday morning (April 15). The lunar eclipse is set to begin at about 2 a.m. EDT (0600 GMT), and it should last about 3.5 hours. The eclipse should be visible, weather permitting, through most of North America and part of South America.

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