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NASA to stay ‘up all night' for lunar eclipse

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Due to a high interest in the highly anticipated ‘blood moon', astronomy experts will conduct a live web chat.

According to NASA.gov, Astronomer Mitzi Adams and Astrophysicist Alphonse Sterling will answer questions in a live web chat, beginning on April 15 at 1 a.m. and continuing through the end of the eclipse .

Visit www.NASA.gov for a chance to ask questions about the eclipse.

A total lunar eclipse will be visible all across the United States.

This happens when the moon passes through the earth's shadow. The moon will be a burnt reddish-orange color and is called the 'blood moon' because of the color that is created by the eclipse.

It starts around 2 a.m. - the peak is at 3:46 a.m., and it will end at 5:33 a.m.

This is part of a tetrad, which means we will see four total lunar eclipses in a row.

The next one occurs later this year on October 8th.

The other two will be on April 4th and September 28th of 2015.

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