This Lunar Eclipse Will Be 'Bloody' Good (If We Can See It)!

April 14, 2014

"Some of the light refracts through the (Earth's) atmosphere, bends a bit, and so the red light gets through really well."

Buddy Stark, Michigan Science Center planetarium director.

The weather early Tuesday may prevent us from seeing something spectacular in the sky: a total eclipse of the moon. Unlike a solar eclipse, you don’t need to protect your eyes, but you will have to stay up pretty late or get up very early in the morning to see it. The total phase of the eclipse begins just after 3:00 am Tuesday. Buddy Stark is the planetarium coordinator at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit. He says a lunar eclipse usually lasts for several hours. Click on the audio links above to hear the conversation.

Learn more about the Michigan Science Center here.

Here's a helpful article from Astronomy magazine.