Total lunar eclipse last night was the 1st of 4
Next eclipse in 'tetrad' takes place Oct. 8
If you were disappointed to miss last night's total lunar eclipse, here's some good news – there will be another one in October.
Cloudy skies blotted out the moon in much of Eastern Canada last night, although many areas of Western Canada got a good view of the stunning red moon.
Fortunately, Monday night's eclipse is the first in a tetrad — a series of four total lunar eclipses separated by roughly six months each.
The next one takes place on Oct. 8, peaking at 6:54 a.m. ET, or 3:54 a.m. PT.
Unfortunately, you'll only be able to see the whole eclipse if you live west of Regina and Saskatoon, as the moon will set before it is complete in the rest of Canada. However, the peak of the eclipse should be visible almost right across the country.
The last two eclipses of the tetrad will take place on April 4 and Sept. 28, 2015.
Tetrads, groupings of four total lunar eclipses, are expected a total of eight times during the 21st century, NASA Science News reports. However, that makes this century unusual — there were no such tetrads between 1500 and 1900.
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