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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Apr 11, 2014

Moon waxing toward total eclipse

As seen from around the world, the moon is waxing toward full. On the night of April 14-15, those in the Americas will see a total lunar eclipse.

The moon as darkness is falling on the evening of April 10, 2014.  Vegastar Carpentier in France took this photo.  View more photos by Vegastar Carpentier.

The moon as darkness is falling on the evening of April 10, 2014. Vegastar Carpentier in France took this photo. View more photos by Vegastar Carpentier.

Have you seen the moon in the evening sky? It’s now a waxing gibbous moon, more than half lighted but less than full. This photo by Vegastar Carpentier shows the moon on April 10. Thank you, Vegastar!

The moon is now waxing toward a total lunar eclipse on the night of April 14-15. The eclipse is being called a Blood Moon eclipse. Read why.

The Americas are well placed for viewing the eclipse. Read how to watch the total lunar eclipse.

Visit Vegastar Carpentier’s website.

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