Stay up late tonight – it’s worth the wait!

A blood moon in all its glory.

For the first time since 2011, the entire continent of North America will be able to witness a rare lunar eclipse (weather permitting) also known as a “Blood Moon”. The event will begin at approximately 11pm, but it may take over an hour to finally observe the eclipse in all its glory. What’s more, tonight’s sighting is the first of four consecutive lunar eclipses in what is known as a “tetrad”. The other three will occur at roughly six-month intervals: Oct. 8, 2014, April 4, 2015, and Sept. 28, 2015. Apparently this cosmic anomaly won’t happen again for another twenty years, so be sure to catch at least one of these amazing night-sky scenes!

What: Spectacular lunar eclipse of a full blood moon! Deep red colour hopefully!
When: 11:00pm TONIGHT!
Where: Anywhere in North America! Just look up at the sky tonight!
Who: You!
Why: Moon falls into Earth’s shadow, but who cares? Just grab your camera, hot chocolate and (perhaps) a special someone and relax under the stars!
How: Make sure you don’t fall asleep!

If anyone snaps a good photo of the moon tonight, email Zachary Levin at [email protected] to have your picture published on The Creed!