Don't Forget to Check Out the "Blood Moon" Tonight

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Barring any unwanted fog in Sn Francisco tonight, you'll be able to join the rest of humanity and view the "Blood Moon" as it passes over the Bay Area later tonight.

First, what's a Blood Moon, you ask? Technically, it's a total lunar eclipse that will turn the moon a lovely orange color as the earth passes between the moon and the sun.

The fun starts at about midnight and will peak at about 12:45 a.m. If you can hang that late, there are some organized viewing parties for you to attend. Here's two we read about:

  • The San Jose Astronomical Association is hosting a free viewing party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. in Houge Park at Twilight Drive and White Oaks Avenue in San Jose. Bring lawn chairs, warm clothes, and binoculars.

  • Oakland's Chabot Space and Science Center is offering a lunar eclipse presentation followed by viewing from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Meet at the observatory deck at the rear of the museum at 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. Admission is $12.

If you feel like staying home to check out the amazingness, here's a general schedule of the eclipse for Pacific Daylight Time

  • Partial umbral eclipse begins: 10:58 p.m. on April 14
  • Total eclipse begins: 12:07 a.m. on April 15
  • Greatest eclipse: 12:46 a.m.
  • Total eclipse ends: 1:25 a.m.
  • Partial eclipse ends: 2:33 a.m.

And if you've not yet recovered from the weekend and plan to be in bed by 10 p.m., we hear there will be another Blood Moon on October 8.

via ABC News



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Jana DeMar
Jana DeMar

I was up all night and that moon never turned red here.

Michael Brandon
Michael Brandon

D'OH!(IO) Couldn't see anything because rainy weather. Right, wished that I was back there last night. Damn rain, and then even snow here in Ohio. Thanks for sharing,

Willie Macaldo
Willie Macaldo

There is a msg in the bible when d moon color turns to blood red. assignment find that in d bible.

Trina Williams
Trina Williams

Sorry I missed it. Too sleepy to stay up for the show

Wendy Kaczynski Dorzok
Wendy Kaczynski Dorzok

Why can't the moon look like this at 8:30pm rather than 2:30am when I'm comatose?

Andre Ray
Andre Ray

glad someone got to see just rain and clouds here :(

Steve Tidd
Steve Tidd

The eclipse happened after midnight! Would've liked to have seen it but some of us have to work the next day.

Darlene Dion
Darlene Dion

Couldn't see it here in Boston too cloudy

TC Berktaş Zehra
TC Berktaş Zehra

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Danny O'Marah
Danny O'Marah

Its not a glowing ball of fire but its doing its thing slower than hell looks kinda cool Binoculars help telescope isnt the greatest binocs better great view out here in So Cal in the Inland Empire no clouds nothing in the way cept kids that should be in bed gonna be late for school tomorrow

John A. Geluso
John A. Geluso

Yeah, its 11.45 and there isn't a whole helluva lot of places in SF to see this. The fog is redonk tonight! Dislike!!!

Selin Hall
Selin Hall

That red part is visible if you are at higher planes and looking at it with a telescope.

Harley Melson
Harley Melson

Looking for it in the outer sunset... Where's a non foggy vantage

Chris Canary
Chris Canary

Looking up.Portland OR. The Eclipse has begun, from the bottom, left. We can also clearly see at least 3 other planets. The visibilty is ok. A bank of clouds looms to the west. Slight haze here but lots of breaks. Taking pictures...never mind. Hope to see some great shots online.

Lenaya Pongan
Lenaya Pongan

Lame! I jumped up and put clothes on. Back to bed for an hour.

Beth Markert
Beth Markert

thats just a stock photo from flickr... sheesh

Miles Gutkin
Miles Gutkin

Foggy Chemtrail sky! Where the hell was this shot at?!

Joshua Nelson
Joshua Nelson

It's not red yet... how do you have a pic of it red???

Lydia Rose
Lydia Rose

it is way white down here in the San Francisco Bay Area right now

Tin Ceballos
Tin Ceballos

It's not even that far into the eclipse lol.

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