Viewing the October 2014 Blood Moon from Silicon Valley

I happened to be awake at 3:30 am, so I went outside to look at the “Blood Moon” lunar eclipse. In Silicon Valley the moon looked much darker than normal, and reddish-brown with a silver crescent to the right.

It looked textured like the dimpling on an orange. 🙂

According to CNN, there will be 4 such events (a tetrad) in 2014-2015, with only 9 in the past 2,000 years.

Famous early astronomers didn’t have such a viewing opportunity, which is a shame, since no telescope is needed.

cnn.com: Blood moon the sequel had millions gazing at the skies
W: Lunar Eclipse

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