Lunar Eclipse Happening Overnight, Regardless Of If We Can See It Or Not

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(Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — A complete lunar eclipse will occur in the early morning hours of April 15, and should be observable for people throughout the Western Hemisphere, according to NASA.

On the East Coast of the U.S., it should be very visible between the hours of 12:58 a.m. and 4:33 a.m.

But meteorologists say weather could interfere with the celestial event. The overnight forecast for the D.C./Baltimore area calls for clouds, rain and possibly even thunderstorms.

If the sky is overcast come 1 a.m. Tuesday, don’t fret too much. Another total lunar eclipse will occur Oct. 8, and some stages will be visible from the East Coast.

To learn more about total lunar eclipses, and to find out why they are sometimes called “red moons,” watch the NASA video below.

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