The total lunar eclipse of April 15 lasted about 3.5 hours between late Monday and early Tuesday, with the Earth’s shadow slowing darkening the face of the so-called “Blood Moon” in a jaw-dropping sight for stargazers willing to stay up extra late or rise super-early for the event. The lunar eclipse peaked at 3 a.m. EDT (0700 GMT), with the moon taking 78 minutes to pass through the darkest point of Earth’s shadow. It was visible from most of North and South America, Hawaii and parts of Alaska. The eclipse was the first of four consecutive total lunar eclipses, known as a “tetrad,” between April 2014 and September 2015. ~Source: Space.com

“The eclipse was great. About 60 degrees up to 2 AM. No bugs, no wind, no clouds. This image was taken from an area about 20 miles north of Tucson. Canon T2i camera with an 18 to 135 mm lens.” ~Tom Frey

For more information about the first lunar eclipse of 2014, click here.

UPDATED: Download the full account notes, including lots of photos, from CCAS member Dave Majors!

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