Night owls and stargazers were rewarded at wee hours of the morning with a total lunar eclipse on Tuesday, April 15.

According to a CNN article, NASA said there are about two lunar eclipses per year in roughly six-month intervals.

Some of them are very noticeable, while others go barely even recognized.

Being that they happen so infrequently, dates in which blood moons are expected to occur should be shared through the media and encouraged to look out for.

It is important for humans not to take these sort of natural occurrences, like blood moons, for granted in order to recognize the beauty of what’s left of this universe

It seems as though there is nothing but violence and horrific natural disasters occurring on Earth today. News channels present more unpleasant updates and less of the significant natural events happening in this day in age.

Unfortunately, as this planet gets older, it’s getting destroyed by factors like the excessive rise in technology, along with an abundance of pollution.

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Such elements have put a toll on the places we live in more than we are aware of.

According to a CNN article by Ben Brumfield and Todd Borek, the moon began to change color at about 1:58 a.m. and slid into the Earth’s shadow until it became a blood moon at 3:06 a.m. The total eclipse portion lasted up to 4:24 a.m.

The majority of watchers say the eclipse was barely noticeable. According to the CNN article, “This one is just the first in a series of four consecutive total lunar eclipses. Within a year-and-a-half, North America will be able to see a blood moon a total of four times.”

According to NASA, the three blood moons yet to occur will take place on October 8, 2014, April 4, 2015 and September 28, 2015.

During this event, the full moon passes through the Earth’s amber shadow, resulting in a red-colored moon.

In the event of a blood moon, it is most visible in certain hemispheres rather than others, according to CNN.

NASA said this eclipse was most visible to those in the Earth’s Western hemisphere and in Eastern Australia. NASA has also noted the last total eclipse in 2011 was most visible from East Africa, Europe and Asia.

All who take lunar eclipses into account get to experience the moon’s process during an amazing natural event. You know the universe is working the way it should when things like this happen, so make sure not to miss out on the next lunar eclipse in October.

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