Total Lunar Eclipse 4 April

There will be a total Lunar eclipse on 4 April (Easter Saturday). The eclipse begins just half an hour after sunset, the Moon entering the Earth's umbra at 8:45pm ACST. Totality begins at 10:24pm ACST, and lasts only 4 minutes! This is a very short eclipse (the shortest was recorded at just 1.7 minutes in 1529AD).

The moon will appear a slight reddish colour during totality, although not as deep a colour as previous eclipses due to the short duration.

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