Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Blood Moon/ Lunar Eclipse

This lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014, marks the first of four successive total lunar eclipses — a series known as a tetrad, according to NASA's website. Tetrads are relatively rare, with only fifty-five tetrads recorded since 1 AD, according to NASA.
What made it particularly extraordinary was that it happened on the same night as the closest approach of Mars to Earth in years.

Mars made its closest approach to Earth since 2008 on Monday night (April 14), coming within 57.4 million miles (92.4 million km) of our planet.
So, the Red Planet and the "Blood Moon" shined together in the predawn sky in a rare event, and the blue star Spica completed the show.

The blood moon was so beautiful that inspired me to make this video with my photos and the "Moonlight Sonata" by Valentina Lisitsa. Enjoy !!!

Here are the photos I takes from my Building parking space.