By Chase Melvin
In the early morning of April 15, the sky will host a rare type of lunar eclipse – one in which the moon will have a crimson coloration.
Around 2 a.m. ET on Tuesday, the moon will begin to pass through the Earth's shadow. The refraction of the sun's light will give the appearance of a red-colored moon, according to NASA officials. This event will be visible from virtually anywhere in North America without the aid of a telescope or similar ocular devices.
The upcoming eclipse, which is being referred to as a "blood moon," is the first in a series of four – called a tetrad – that will occur throughout 2014 and 2015 in six-month intervals.
Stars win games in the NBA, and the result is a postseason studded with them. But not every great player makes it. USA TODAY Sports' Adi Joseph picks seven players whose absence will be noticed over the next two-plus months:
Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
The high-scoring small forward has never before missed the playoffs, for all the criticism he takes about being selfish. True, Anthony only has three playoff series victories under his belt, but he has reached the postseason two more times than fellow 2003 draftee LeBron James. Anthony is the NBA's second-leading scorer and had one of his best individual seasons as the Knicks fell to pieces around him. Read More
It's sure getting harder and harder to impress us these days.
Here we are, on the brink of one of the most magnificent milestones in all of sports, and it seems nobody cares.
Just 25 men in Major League Baseball history have ever hit 500 homers in their lifetime, and here's Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols ready to join them after hitting No. 496 on Monday night.
Yet it's getting all of the acclaim of an NBA triple-double.
What has happened to us?
"I don't know what has happened.'' Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson tells USA TODAY Sports. "It should be front and center. There have almost been 18,000 players who have played our game, and only 25 have hit 500 homers. Read More
NEW YORK (AP) — "Captain America" continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as "The Winter Soldier" took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas. Read More
Cross him off, then. According to reports from Australian entertainment news site The Iris, Benedict Cumberbatch told an Oz Comic Con crowd that he was not going to star in "Star Wars: Episode VII." Read More