Video: Lunar Eclipse over Grand Rapids Saturday

Posted at 5:07 PM, Apr 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-05 17:07:58-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The third in a series of four total lunar eclipses called the lunar tetrad was visible over West Michigan Saturday morning.

Fox 17's camera was rolling this morning as the eclipse was taking place in prime viewing conditions.

The lunar tetrad, is a rare occurrence of two total eclipses in a row with six full moons in between. This is a very rare occurrence because not all eclipses are full, in fact only one in three are total, so it is very rare to have four back to back.

The first total lunar eclipse occurred almost one-year ago on April 15th 2014 and will wrap up with the last lunar eclipse on September 28th of this year.

Read Fox 17 Meteorologist Kelly Smith's full explanation of the spectacle HERE.