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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Spica, Mars, and Eclipsed Moon

Explanation: A beautiful, reddened Moon slid through dark skies on April 15, completely immersed in Earth's shadow for well over an hour.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Yorkshire Evening Post

Papal star gazer set to reach for the sky

Brother Guy is based at the Vatican Observatory headquarters in Castel Gandolfo and he curates the Vatican meteorite collection, which is believed to be one of the largest in the world.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Science

R & D

Astronomers: 'Tilt-a-worlds' could harbor life

A fluctuating tilt in a planet's orbit does not preclude the possibility of life, according to new research by astronomers at the Univ.

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Related Topix: Science, Washington, UT, Science / Technology, NASA, Space

OregonLive.com

Total lunar eclipse 2014: Viewing in Portland iffy for Monday night as clouds move in

Afternoon clouds in the Portland area should keep temperatures in check and later Monday will also limit viewing opportunities to see the full lunar eclipse , forecasters say.

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Related Topix: Weather, Estacada, OR, Science

LiveScience

Under a Blood Moon: 1st Total Lunar Eclipse of 2014 Wows Stargazers

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.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Science, NASA

Cotswold Journal

Enjoy Easter with an astronomy session

MEMBERS of the Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group will be setting up telescopes at the ancient Rollright Stones on Easter Sunday.

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Related Topix: Science, Oxfordshire County, England, United Kingdom

LiveScience

LIGO Lasers Could Help Reveal Aftermath of Black Hole Crashes

A powerful scientific tool set to come online in 2015 could help scientists spot gravitational waves: ripples in space-time born from violent cosmic crashes light-years from Earth.

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WMTW-TV Auburn

Blood moon: Gaze upward for a total eclipse

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Related Topix: Science, Education Etc., Science / Technology, NASA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

USA Today

Viewer's guide: How to watch the blood moon

Look up! There's two total lunar eclipses happening this year and the first one takes place between tonight and tomorrow morning.

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Surrey Leader

Lunar eclipse peaks tonight with rare 'blood-red moon'

Canadians of all coasts will get a glimpse at tonight's lunar eclipse, scheduled to peak at 12:45 a.m. PST.

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The Sietch Blog

Cosmic slurp

The evolution of a white dwarf star as it is being disrupted by a massive black hole.

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Broward-Palm Beach

Go Outside Tonight to See A Lunar Eclipse

Beginning about 2 a.m., we will experience a total eclipse of the moon. That means the entire moon -- not just part of it -- will be in the Earth's shadow.

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Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, Space

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Blood moon eclipse early Monday morning is a special event

Sky watchers are getting ready for an evening of special viewing when a total lunar eclipse arrives just after midnight on April 15. Sky watchers are getting ready for an evening of special viewing when a total lunar eclipse arrives just after midnight on April 15. Some Christians see this series of so-called blood moons as linked to a biblical ... (more)

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Related Topix: End Times, Science

Science, Industry and Business

Gamma-ray Astronomy: Site negotiations for Cherenkov Telescope Array started

Chile and Namibia as well as Argentina as a third option have been selected from the candidates on the southern hemisphere for concrete negotiations.

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WPMT-TV York

a Blood moona will be a sight to behold during total lunar eclipse

The moon will turn to blood as it aligns with Earth and sun Then do so thrice more ere a year and a half is done, 'Tis not the herald of the apocalypses Just the first of four total lunar eclipses.

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Coast Reporter

The best time to view this we...

Canadians have a chance to view a total lunar eclipse this week - if they are up in the middle of the night.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Blood moon rising: Astronomers say Tuesday's total lunar eclipse is the first in a series of four

Skywatchers will be up in the wee hours Tuesday to view a "blood moon" - a total lunar eclipse that also happens to be the first of four consecutive total lunar eclipses set to occur through next year.

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Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, NASA, Williamsburg, VA

AlertNet

U.S. in prime position to see full lunar eclipse Tuesday

Night owls and early risers in North America will be able to watch a rare celestial show on Tuesday as Earth's shadow falls across the moon, shifting its color from bright orange to blood red to brown, depending on local weather conditions.

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Newswise

New Technique Takes Cues from Astronomy and Ophthalmology to Sharpen Microscope Images

The complexity of biology can befuddle even the most sophisticated light microscopes.

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Related Topix: Science, Medicine, Ophthalmology

Earth & Sky

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.

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