Blood moon: Total lunar eclipse visible from North America Monday night into Tuesday morning

(KMGH) - People across the U.S. and Canada will have the chance to see a total lunar eclipse, known as a "blood moon," early Tuesday

The eclipse will start around 12 a.m. MDT and the total eclipse will occur for just over an hour, starting around 1 a.m. MDT, according to Space.com.

Right now, the skies over Colorado are expected to be mostly clear during the eclipse.

The moon will shine red during the total eclipse, which is why is is referred to as a blood moon. The reason the moon turns red is because it reflects sunsets and sunrises happening all around the world, Space.com explains.

There will be a four total eclipses in the next 18 months -- known as a "tetrad." The next three will be visible Oct. 8, 2014, April 4, 2015 and Sept. 28, 2015.

Some believe the tetrad is linked to Biblical prophesies of the apocalypse. The theory was published in the book "Four Blood Moons" by John Hagee in 2013.

Read more about the "Blood Moon Prophecy" here: http://www.bloodmoonprophecy.com/?gclid=CNOipZuV4L0CFewRMwodtFAA7A

This is the first total lunar eclipse since December 2012 that is visible throughout North America.

To find out when to see the exact phases of the eclipse, see the U.S. Naval Observatory page.

For those who don’t wish to step outside, Space.com, courtesy of NASA, has a live stream.

Mobile users can view an informational video from Space.com here: http://www.space.com/25250-a-tetrad-of-lunar-eclipses-starts-in-april-video.html

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