Check which eclipses are visible in your location on this link.:
"Unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses are visible to half the world at the same time. This time around, North America is prime territory, but portions of the eclipse can be seen from parts of South America, Europe and Asia just before sunrise, and parts of Asia and the Pacific just after sunset."
"What will happen could sound sort of like this:
The moon will turn to blood as it aligns with Earth and sun
Then do so thrice more ere a year and a half is done,
'Tis not the herald of the apocalypses
Just the first of four total lunar eclipses.
In other words, get ready for an unusually beautiful moon to grace the night skies next week. There will be a total lunar eclipse Tuesday that will turn the moon a burnt reddish orange, NASA says."
#moon #skywatcher #skywatching
#astronomy #science #sciencesunday
Depending upon where you live on the planet, a lunar eclipse will occur starting either late April 14 or in the early morning hours of April 15. NASA provides the times in Universal TIme (UT):
For viewers in North America, here's the approximate timing for viewers on the West Coast (PDT time zone):
10:58pm (Mon) partial lunar eclipse begins
12:07am (Tues) total lunar eclipse begins
12:47am (Tues) maximum lunar eclipse
1:25am (Tues) total lunar eclipse ends
2:33am (Tues) partial lunar eclipse ends
The moon will actually start to dim around 9:55 pm as the moon starts to enter the earth's penumbra, the dim edge of the earth's shadow, and it won't fully exit the penumbra until 3:36 am.
The moon will be very high in the sky during this time, and a program such as can help you plan shots at these times, to line up the moon with natural or man-made objects: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/photopills/id596026805?mt=8&uo=4&at=10ldnC Here's an example of a time-lapse video I captured in 2011, where I aligned the moon in eclipse passing right past the tip of the Transamerica Building in San Francisco: http://youtu.be/UQ27YYsgLHs
I'm providing these old photos of mine from 2007 to show you that you can get decent results without needing the latest or most expensive DSLR camera. I captured these on a 10 megapixel Canon Digital Rebel XTi manufactured in 2006, and here are some notes I took afterwards:
Lessons Learned: Photographing the Lunar Eclipse
#lunareclipse #lunareclipse15thapril #astrophotography #tutorial