The first total eclipse of the moon since December 2011 will be visible in North America, just in time to greet last-minute tax filers in the United States.
However, many Americans may not be in a good place to see the eclipse because of cloudy and rainy conditions.
The total lunar eclipse, resulting from the Earth's position between the moon and sun, will occur early Tuesday morning, EDT.
The eclipse will begin at 12:53 a.m. EDT Tuesday. It will reach totality at 3:06 a.m. EDT and end at 4:24 a.m. EDT.
Viewing conditions will be poor in the eastern United States, except for South Florida.
High pressure systems over the Canadian Prairies, Texas and Oklahoma will be in control bringing clear skies and good viewing conditions to the central U.S. and parts of the Southwest.
In addition to the eclipse, Mars will be on a close approach to the Earth, about 57 million miles away.
Eclipse times in Universal Time
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 5:58 Universal Time (UT)
Total eclipse begins: 7:07 UT
Greatest eclipse: 7:46 UT
Total eclipse ends: 8:25 UT
Partial umbral eclipse ends: 9:33 UT
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Eclipse times for North American time zones.
Eastern Daylight Time (April 15, 2014)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 1:58 a.m. EDT on April 15
Total eclipse begins: 3:07 a.m. EDT
Greatest eclipse: 3:46 a.m. EDT
Total eclipse ends: 4:25 a.m. EDT
Partial eclipse ends: 5:33 a.m. EDT
Central Daylight Time (April 15, 2014)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 12:58 a.m. CDT on April 15
Total eclipse begins: 2:07 a.m. CDT
Greatest eclipse: 2:46 a.m. CDT
Total eclipse ends: 3:25 a.m. CDT
Partial eclipse ends: 4:33 a.m. CDT
Mountain Daylight Time (April 14-15, 2014)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 11:58 p.m. MDT on April 14
Total eclipse begins: 1:07 a.m. MDT on April 15
Greatest eclipse: 1:46 a.m. EDT
Total eclipse ends: 2:25 a.m. EDT
Partial eclipse ends: 3:33 a.m. EDT
Pacific Daylight Time (April 14-15, 2014)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 10:58 p.m. PDT on April 14
Total eclipse begins: 12:07 a.m. PDT on April 15
Greatest eclipse: 12:46 a.m. PDT
Total eclipse ends: 1:25 a.m. PDT
Partial eclipse ends: 2:33 a.m. PDT
Alaskan Daylight Time (April 14-15, 2014)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 9:58 p.m. ADT on April 14
Total eclipse begins: 11:07 p.m. ADT on April 14
Greatest eclipse: 11:46 p.m. ADT on April 14
Total eclipse ends: 12:25 a.m. ADT on April 15
Partial eclipse ends: 1:33 a.m. ADT on April 15
Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (April 14, 2014)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 7:58 p.m. HAST on April 14
Total eclipse begins: 9:07 p.m. HAST on April 14
Greatest eclipse: 9:46 p.m. HAST on April 14
Total eclipse ends: 10:25 p.m. HAST on April 14
Partial eclipse ends: 11:33 p.m. HAST on April 14
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