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Featured Article: This Month's Night Sky
SpaceX's Dragon 'Chases' the Space Station: See It This Weekend
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket 2nd Stage Engine Burning
April 18th, 2014
Skywatchers across parts of the United States and southern Canada will get an opportunity to watch as the private spaceflight company SpaceX's Dragon capsule "chases" the International Space Station across the sky.
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Mars Puts on Dazzling Show for Amateur Astronomers (Photos)
Four Images of Mars Seen in Canada
April 16th, 2014
Stargazers took a set of stunning images of Mars during a fortuitous alignment that occurs every two years. The bright rust coloration of Mars is known for is due to iron-rich minerals.
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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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Easter Skies Feature Big Dipper and Southern Cross
Big Dipper Dazzles Over Roque de Los Muchachos by Miguel Claro
April 18th, 2014
As soon as darkness falls this Easter weekend, step outside and look skyward. What is the most prominent and easiest star pattern to recognize? If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you only need to look overhead and toward the north.
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Milky Way, Auroras & Thunderstorms Star in Amazing Time-Lapse Video
Aurora Behind Building Thunderstorm by Randy Halverson
April 16th, 2014
Auroras dance, the Milky Way dazzles and lightning sparks in the night sky over some of the most rugged and beautiful terrain South Dakota, Wyoming and Utah have to offer as seen in this magnificent new time-lapse film.
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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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Vesta and Ceres: How to Spot the Solar System's Biggest Asteroids
Ceres and Vesta April 2014
April 17th, 2014
Here's how to see two of the three largest asteroids, Ceres and Vesta, in the night sky this month. Although Vesta is about half the size of Ceres, it appears brighter in our sky, because its surface is whiter than that of Ceres, reflecting a lot more of
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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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