On Monday night or Tuesday morning, depending what time zone you are located in, the rare “Blood Moon” eclipse will be taking place and people are excited to witness it with their own eyes.
While “Blood Moon” is a fun name that people are referring to the rare eclipse as, the official term from astrologers is a “tetrad.”
What is a tertrad? “It’s four successive total lunar eclipses, with no partial lunar eclipses in between, each of which is separated from the other by six lunar months,” EarthSky.org explains.
With tonight’s tetrad beginning the series, we will see four more coming through 2015. As the explanation says, the remaining tetrad’s will take place every six months.
The next tetrad will take place in 2032, so you better take advantage of seeing this one while you get the chance.
In the video above, USA Today explains how and when you will be able to tune in to the “Blood Moon” that has been captivating the media over the past few days.