NEW YORK (PIX11) — There will be a “Blood Moon” lunar eclipse early Tuesday morning and it will be a brilliant sight — if you’re able to see it. The tetrad, which is the astronomical term for when the Earth, moon and sun align, will start at about 2 a.m. EST Tuesday morning and last until about 5 a.m. A reddish glow will be cast on the moon, which is where the term “Blood Moon” came from.
The eclipse is the first of four consecutive lunar eclipses, and many Christian extremists believe it is the sign that the world is ending. RELATED: ‘End of days’ theory fueled by rare Blood Red Moon Tuesday night However, if you’re on the east coast, you may miss out on this “Blood Moon” as cloud cover will most likely obscure it totally. Those on the west coast will be able to see it, starting at approximately 12:06 a.m PST.