Blood Moon is another term for a total lunar eclipse. The name comes about because of the reddish hue the moon will take on while in Earth’s shadow.
It will be the first visible occurrence since December of 2011.
The event will begin at 12:20 AM (CT) on April 15th and will last for just under an hour and a half.
Universe Today reports this will be the first of what’s called a “tetrad.” That means there will be four total events taking place.
One of the others will be in October of 2014 with two others on the way in April and September of 2015.
USA Today says the best viewing will be from the central Atlantic west to eastern Australia.
Unlike a total solar eclipse, which occurs along a narrow track, a total lunar eclipse can be viewed by the entire moonward facing hemisphere of the Earth.