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1 hr ago | The Independent

Why is Easter so late this year? Explaining how we date Easter Sunday

Dating Easter is confusing, it's based on out-dated calendars, ancient ties with Judaism and a big meeting of bishops in the 3rd century: better strap in.

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Related Topix: North East, PA, Judaism, Religion, Science, Life, Holidays, Passover, Israel, World News, Middle East, Orthodox Church

5 hrs ago | Live Science

Capturing the 2000 Lunar Eclipse from 'Hell on Ice'

Victor Rogus is an amateur astronomer, and this is the third in his series of exclusive Space.com posts about amateur astronomy.

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Related Topix: Science, Weather, Algoma, WI

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Examiner.com

Does the rhythm of the moon and its eclipses influence your health?

Does the rhythm of the moon and its eclipses influence your health? Did the lunar eclipse keep you up?-slide0 Some people have health-related issues at different phases of the moon.

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TG Daily

Supercomputers study cosmic slurp

Somewhere in the cosmos an ordinary galaxy spins, seemingly at slumber. Then all of a sudden, WHAM! A flash of light explodes from the galaxy's center.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Physics, Science

WKYC-TV Cleveland

Meet Peggy, Saturn's new moon

The disturbance visible at the outer edge of Saturn's A ring in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft could be caused by an object replaying the birth process of icy moons.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Lunar eclipse amazes as it casts eerie red glow over Utah

As the 12-year-old South Jordan girl watched her first lunar eclipse early Tuesday morning, she also peered through telescopes for up-close views of planets such as Jupiter and Mars.

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Related Topix: South Jordan, UT, Science, Stansbury Park, UT, Science / Technology, NASA, University of Utah

MassLive.com

Reach for the Stars: Astrology and astronomy separated by fact and fiction

My friend Delia is a cosmologist, a person who studies the origin, evolution and fate of the universe, yet she is often mistaken for a cosmetologist, an expert in beauty products, skin and hair care.

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Free Republic

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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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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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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