What does space have in store for us this April? One of the main highlights is a total lunar eclipse, which happens to take place on the same night as a full moon.
In fact, this eclipse will be the first total lunar eclipse of 2015 (on Saturday, April 4), and it will also be the shortest total eclipse of the century. The show will be visible over all of the Pacific Ocean and much of the adjacent mainland. Asia and Australia will get a chance to see the show first, as the lunar eclipse will make an appearance on Friday evening (April 3) after sunset, while observers in North and South America will see it Saturday morning just before sunrise.
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If you want more details on when you should look up at the skies, here are the times of the varioys contacts, first listed in Universal Time, and then converted for a few selected cities via Space.com. See the image below for more information.
Contact UT New York Los Angeles Honolulu Sydney
P1 09:01 05:01 am 02:01 am 11:01 pm 08:01 pm
U1 10:15 06:15 am 03:15 am 12:15 am 09:15 pm
U2 11:58 07:58 am 04:58 am 01:58 am 10:58 pm
U3 12:02 08:02 am 05:02 am 02:02 am 11:02 pm
U4 13:44 09:44 am 06:44 am 03:44 am 12:44 am
P4 14:59 10:59 am 07:59 am 04:59 am 01:59 am