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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Apr 13, 2014

Times in EDT for Tuesday morning’s total eclipse of moon

Save this chart! It’s the times in Eastern Daylight Time for Tuesday morning’s total eclipse of the moon.

Times for the total lunar eclipse on Tuesday morning, April 15, in Eastern Daylight Time.  Chart by Fred Espenak.  Used with permission.

Times for the total lunar eclipse on Tuesday morning, April 15, in Eastern Daylight Time. Chart by Fred Espenak. Used with permission.

Total lunar eclipse for the Americas April 14-15
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Mars brightest in six years on eclipse night
Earth passed between Mars and the sun on April 8. Our two worlds are closest on April 14. On that night, Mars is near the moon at the time of the total eclipse. Red Mars and red moon. It doesn’t get any better. The star Spica is nearby, too.

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How to watch a total eclipse of the moon
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