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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Apr 01, 2014

Last night’s young moon

Enjoy the waxing moon in the coming weeks! When full moon comes, on the night of April 14-15, we in the Americas will get to see a total lunar eclipse.

Last night's young moon - March 31, 2014 - from our friend Ken Christison in North Carolina. Thank you, Ken.

Last night’s young moon – March 31, 2014 – from our friend Ken Christison.

The young moon is back in the evening sky. We got several nice photos of it last night on EarthSky pages at Facebook and Google+. The photo at the top of this post comes from our friend Ken Christison in North Carolina. Thank you, Ken!

This is going to be an exciting month for moon-watching. The moon will be near the planet Mars – which is now having its best month in two years – on the nights of April 13 and 14. During the night of April 14-15, the moon will reach the crest of its full phase and undergo a total lunar eclipse, with Mars looking on nearby.

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