Lunar Eclipse Visible To North America, Just Not In Pittsburgh

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FILE PHOTO (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) A lunar eclipse occurs as the full moon is shadowed by the Earth on December 21, 2010 in New York City. The lunar eclipse was visible during the early morning hours in North and Central America, revealing what seemed to onlookers as an eerie reddish glow on the moon.

FILE PHOTO (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) A lunar eclipse occurs as the full moon is shadowed by the Earth on December 21, 2010 in New York City. The lunar eclipse was visible during the early morning hours in North and Central America, revealing what seemed to onlookers as an eerie reddish glow on the moon.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburghers were not able to see Monday night’s total lunar eclipse.

North Americans were given a great view of the lunar eclipse — which means the sun, moon and Earth will be in perfect alignment — if the weather allowed.

However, KDKA Chief Meteorologist Jeff Verszyla said cloudy skies blocked out the eclipse here in Pittsburgh.

NASA said East Coast spectators were able to see the eclipse between 12:53 a.m. and 6:38 a.m. April 15.

Although it will take several hours for it to happen, the moon will become fully eclipsed around 3 a.m.

You’re not totally out of luck though, there is another alternative if the Pittsburgh sky foils stargazers’ attempts at watching, NASA will live stream the eclipse on ustream.tv via the Marshall Space Flight Center.

Astronomer John Radzilowicz joined KDKA Radio’s Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about the lunar eclipse and blood moon that half the country got to see.

While we didn’t get to see this latest eclipse because of the weather, Radzilowicz says that more are coming soon.

“It’s the beginning of a series of four eclipses in a row that are fairly close together. We’re going to get to see one again in October of this year and then two next year in April and September,” Radzilowicz said.

The next blood moon will be viewable to us in 2032

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