There’s Gonna Be A Very Quick Blood Moon on Saturday

April 3, 2015 | Liam Mathews

If you get up early tomorrow/stay up really late tonight, you can catch the shortest total lunar eclipse of the century. The Earth’s shadow will create the “blood moon” effect, where atmospheric distortion causes the moon to appear red and eerie.

The total eclipse will last only four minutes and forty-three seconds and won’t be visible in the New York area, but the beginning of the eclipse can be seen from around 6:15am until sunrise and moonset, around 6:39am.

This will be the third blood moon in the past two years. The next one will occur on September 28. The next total solar eclipse visible in New York City will happen in 2079.

(Photo: Guian Bolisay)