'Blood moon': First of lunar eclipse series on April 14

April 2, 2014 4:06 PM

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The "blood moon" label is what's getting the online attention today, but even serious astronomers are getting excited about a series of four total lunar eclipses starting on April 14.

Actually, for most of the United States, the first eclipse will fall on April 15, but on the West Coast it will begin around 10 p.m. April 14, with the total phase from just after midnight to about 1:20 a.m.

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