Moon to appear red in total lunar eclipse

(WWLP) – There will be a rare and beautiful sight in the night sky early Tuesday morning, but there is still a question of whether or not you will actually be able to see it.

A total lunar eclipse will begin at 12:55 A.M., with the moon being completely eclipsed from 3:08 A.M. to 4:23 A.M. During such an eclipse, the moon will have a reddish appearance. The eclipse will end at 5:32 A.M.

Unfortunately for sky watchers, heavy clouds will obstruct your view of this exciting natural occurrence. 22News Storm Team Meteorologist Ashley Baylor says that rain and possibly occasional thunderstorms are on the way for Tuesday, and the clouds could prevent you from catching a glimpse of the eclipse.

If you have questions about the eclipse, this will be your chance! NASA will host two events for NASA moon experts to answer your questions. On Monday, April 14 from 2-3 p.m. EDT, NASA planetary scientist Renee Weber will take your questions via a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything).

NASA astronomer Mitzi Adams and astrophysicist Alphonse Sterling will also answer questions in a live web chat, beginning on April 15 at 1 a.m. EDT and continuing through the end of the eclipse (approximately 5 a.m. EDT).

View the latest 22News Storm Team Forecast as we continue to track the skies for the overnight hours.

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