A penumbral eclipse seen by most of Western Hemisphere.
Many Barbadians broke their rest patterns to view a penumbral eclipse in the wee hours of Tuesday, 15 April at five before one ayem. The partial eclipse remained visible at 1:59am. By 3:08am a total eclipse phase began, according to the Caribbean Astronomic Society. The maximum eclipse happened 03:46am when the moon will be closest to the center of the shadow.
Many Bajans went for a glimpse until 04:23 am, just before sunrise. This was because that kind of an eclipse can be observed without any special eye protection.
The moon gradually darkened until it became a totally reddish disk, known as a “Blood Moon,” it eventually resumed normalcy in about three hours.