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Featured Article: This Month's Night Sky
Saturn Shines Near the Moon Tonight: How to See It
Saturn and the Gibbous Moon, April 2014
April 16th, 2014
If your weather is clear, look toward the eastern sky tonight (April 16) about 10:30 p.m. your local time. You should see the bright moon rising, and just below and to its left will be a bright star-like object.
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First Total Lunar Eclipse of 2014: The Complete Skywatcher's Guide
lunar eclipse
April 14th, 2014
The spectacle is often more beautiful and interesting than one would think. During the time that the moon is entering into and later emerging from out of the Earth's shadow, secondary phenomena may be overlooked.
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Blood Moon Photos: Spectacular Total Lunar Eclipse Views by Stargazers (Video, Images)
Photographer Ben Cooper captured the phases of the total lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014 from Florida.
April 15th, 2014
Stargazers around the world were awed by last night's total eclipse of the moon. Observers in a North America, South America, Hawaii and parts of Alaska got a spectacular show as the moon turned blood red during the first total lunar eclipse of 2014.
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Webcast Replays: Blood Moon, 1st Total Lunar Eclipse of 2014
Photographer Tyler Leavitt of Las Vegas, Nevada, took this series of photos of the total lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014 as the moon appeared from his front driveway.
April 15th, 2014
NASA, the online Slooh community telescope and the Virtual Telescope Project in Italy will provide live views of Monday night's total lunar eclipse, as well as Mars' closest approach to Earth since 2012. Here's how to watch live.
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Lunar Eclipse Facts: 5 Neat Things About Tonight's 'Blood Moon'
Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon
April 14th, 2014
The first total lunar eclipse of 2014 will occur overnight tonight, marking the start of an eclipse tetrad — four back-to-back total lunar eclipses — that will happen over the next 18 months.
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Monday's Big Space Day: See a Rocket Launch, Mars and Total Lunar Eclipse Online
Total Lunar Eclipse of June 2011
April 14th, 2014
Monday features the launch of SpaceX's third contracted cargo mission to the International Space Station, a great view of a superbright Mars and a total eclipse of the moon overnight.
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Total Lunar Eclipse of April 15: Complete Coverage of the Blood Moon
Photographer Fernando Rodriguez of the South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association captured this amazing view of the total lunar eclipse of April 15, 2014 during the totality phase at about 3:24 a.m. ET.
April 15th, 2014
The first total lunar eclipse of 2014 will occur overnight on April 14-15, and mark the beginning of a lunar eclipse tetrad - a group of four back-to-back total lunar eclipses. Space.com is offering complete coverage of the total lunar eclipse.
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Under a Blood Moon: 1st Total Lunar Eclipse of 2014 Wows Stargazers (Photos)
Photographer John Ashley created this striking mosaic of the blood moon phases of the total lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014 from Kila in northwestern Montana.
April 15th, 2014
The moon took on an eerie blood-red hue early Tuesday during the first total lunar eclipse of 2014, a celestial sight that wowed potentially millions of stargazers across North and South America. See photos of the amazing total lunar eclipse here.
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Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight: How Bright Will the 'Blood Moon' Be?
The phases of the April 14-15 total lunar eclipse are shown with GMT timestamps in this NASA image from a video guide. The total lunar eclipse will affect two NASA spacecraft orbiting the moon since they rely on sunlight for power.
April 14th, 2014
Tonight, if the weather is clear, favorably placed skywatchers will have a view of one of nature's most beautiful spectacles: a total eclipse of the moon.
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