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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