Total lunar eclipse for the Americas April 14-15
On April 14-15 (depending on your time zone) a remarkable series of total lunar eclipses – a tetrad – begins.
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.
What is a Blood Moon?
People are calling it a Blood Moon eclipse. Here’s why.
A Christian astronomer talks about Blood Moons
Some books say the upcoming series of eclipses is a harbinger of dire events. Jay Ryan, astronomer and Christian, explains why he’s not persuaded that Blood Moons are a sign of apocalypse.
How to watch a total eclipse of the moon
A total lunar eclipse is one of the most dramatic and beautiful – and easiest-to-view – of all astronomical events.
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