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Blood Moon: Where to Watch, Live Streaming Information, NASA Coverage Details

NASA will cover live Lunar Eclipse on Tuesday April 15, 2014. (Photo: NASA)

NASA will cover live Lunar Eclipse on Tuesday April 15, 2014. (Photo: NASA)

NASA will provide live coverage and commentary of the Lunar Eclipse or Blood Moon on  Tuesday, April 15 on its website and NASA television, besides giving live updates on its social media.

The coverage begins at 2 a.m. ET and will be covered for three hours. The eclipse’s peak, when the moon will enter the Earth’s full shadow or umbra, will occur at 3:45 am ET.

Those in the United States will be in a prime orbital position and time of day to view the eclipse.

If local weather conditions allow, the public will get a spectacular view looking into the sky as the moon’s appearance will change from bright orange to blood red to dark brown and may even turn into gray, say scientists.

The eclipse will begin early on the morning of April 15 at approximately 2 a.m. EDT.

NASA will host two events for NASA moon experts to answer your questions. On Monday, April 14 from 2-3 p.m. EDT, NASA planetary scientist Renee Weber will take your questions via a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). The Reddit page will be live on April 14 at approximately 1:45 p.m. EDT, and the link will be promoted on this page. Convert to your local time here.

NASA astronomer Mitzi Adams and astrophysicist Alphonse Sterling will also answer questions in a live web chat, beginning on April 15 at 1 a.m. EDT and continuing through the end of the eclipse (approximately 5 a.m. EDT).  The chat module will go live on this page at approximately 12:45 a.m. EDT.

live Ustream view of the lunar eclipse will be streamed on the night of the event, courtesy of Marshall Space Flight Center, said NASA.

The eclipse or the celestial phenomenon occurs when the Earth, moon and sun are in perfect alignment, blanketing the moon in the Earth’s shadow.  Once this eclipse is missed, the United States will not be able to witness a full lunar eclipse in its entirety again until 2019.

As part of its coverage plan, NASA will host a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Monday, April 14 at 2 p.m. with astronomers from the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center.

Various NASA researchers also will be available for media interviews. NASA Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and Instagram followers will be able to join the conversation and ask questions using the hashtag #eclipse.

The public will be able to tag and share their images of the eclipsed moon on Instagram and on the agency’s Flickr group at:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/nasalunareclipse

Lunar eclipse video resources are available at:

http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/Gallery/2014TotalLunarEclipse.html

Live NASA TV coverage and commentary will begin at 1 a.m. To view the coverage and access eclipse streaming video, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

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