Lunar Eclipse Visible Overnight in Chicago; Recorded Video from NASA/Griffith Observatory

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Lunar Eclipse Recording: NASA broadcast the lunar eclipse with audio from NASA Third Rock and narration of highlights of the eclipse.

Skies cleared to enable night sky viewers to see the lunar eclipse overnight. A slow process with the only negative factor being air temperature in the low 30s and upper 20s, and a wind chill in the low 20s.

The earth’s shadow moved crossed the moon from the left side of the moon. The moon turned red as the shadow covered the moon and the last bright light reflected from the sun disappeared on the right side of the moon. At this point the moon is darkened and turned a reddish hue. At about 3:30 a.m. the earth’s shadow moved to the right and the bright reflected sunlight appeared on the left side of the moon. The bright light gradually moved across the surface of the moon from left to right, returning the moon to a complete bright sphere in its full moon phase.

“Blood Moon” Rare Total Lunar Eclipse :: Timelapse April 14-15, 2014 from Los Angeles (VIDEO CREDIT: Charles Lauren Films).

The “blood moon” is often linked to major historical events, but many enjoyed the rare event with a selfie.

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