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.

NASA said the entire event can be viewed by people in the Americas, while observers in the western Pacific will catch the second half of the event.

NASA said the entire event can be viewed by people in the Americas, while observers in the western Pacific will catch the second half of the event.

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.

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