'Blood Moons' Explained: What Causes a Lunar Eclipse Tetrad? (Infographic) by Karl Tate, SPACE.com Infographics Artist : A series of four total lunar eclipses in a row is called a tetrad, or four Blood Moons. See how lunar eclipse tetrads work in this Space.com infographic.
This timetable for the supermoon total lunar eclipse of 2015 lists the times of major events for the Sept. 27-28 lunar eclipse by time zone. You can use this guide to know when the eclipse will start in your city.<br />
Lunar Eclipses: What Are They & When Is the Next One? Lunar eclipses occur when Earth's shadow blocks the sun’s light, which otherwise reflects off the moon. There are three types — total, partial and penumbral — with the most dramatic being a total lunar eclipse, in which Earth’s shadow completely covers the moon. The last lunar eclipse was on Sept. 27, 2015 and the next one will be on March 23, 2016. http://www.space.com/15689-lunar-eclipses.html #WorldSpaceWeek #wsw2015 #lunareclipses
The phases of the April 14-15 total lunar eclipse are shown with GMT timestamps in this NASA image from a video guide. The total lunar eclipse will affect two NASA spacecraft orbiting the moon since they rely on sunlight for power.