There will be a total lunar eclipse on Saturday, 4 April 2015.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth's shadow. Unlike a solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse is visible from all parts of Earth where it is night time. During a total eclipse, the Moon turns a dark redish colour as the only light reaching the surface of the Moon is red light refracted ('bent') by Earth's atmosphere. This is sometimes referred to as a "Blood Moon".
This particular total eclipse will be relatively short, with the Moon fully eclipses for just 5 minutes.
|Event||Australian Eastern Summer Time
|Penumbral eclipse starts||8:01 pm|
|Partial eclipse starts||9:15 pm|
|Total eclipse starts||10:57 pm|
|Total eclipse ends||11:02 pm|
|Partial eclipse ends||12:44 am|
|Penumbral eclipse ends||1:59 am|