Lunar eclipse expected viewable late Monday night, early Tuesday morning

, Posted: Mon, April 14 2014 at 4:30 PM, Updated: Tue, April 15 2014 at 10:20 AM

Medford, Ore. -- Monday night Rogue Valley sky gazers were able to see what is being termed a 'blood moon.'

It is called a 'blood moon' because, while the moon is completely eclipsed, the sunlight passes through the earth's atmosphere and turns a reddish hue (kind of like a beautiful orange sunset) before hitting the moon.

A total eclipse of the moon began Monday night around 10 pm. The entire moon is scheduled to be shaded by the earth just after midnight.

The above video was shot in downtown Medford from 10:45pm until 12:15am.

The event is unique, because this full lunar eclipse falls the same night as passover says David Zaslow, Rabbi for Havurah Shir Hadash "You can look at lunar eclipse as good luck or bad, as most of those who are Jewish do, it's a beautiful opportunity to celebrate god in nature."

Monday night's celestial event is the first of four lunar eclipses that will happen over the next year and a half.

NASA says the series is unique because they will all be visible from all parts of the United States.

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