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Under a ´Blood Moon´: First total lunar
eclipse of the year wows stargazers

Fox News, by Tariq Malik

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Posted By:Toledo, 4/15/2014 8:14:30 AM

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. The total lunar eclipse of April 15 lasted about 3.5 hours between late Monday and early Tuesday, with the Earth´s shadow slowing darkening the face of the so-called "Blood Moon" in a jaw-dropping sight for stargazers willing to stay up extra late or rise super-early for the event. "Definitely worth the early wake-up call," skywatcher Brett Bonine of Arkansas told Space.com in an email.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Avogadra, 4/15/2014 8:49:50 AM     (No. 9811228)

It was very impressive. Dark at the top, red in the middle and light at the bottom. It looked very three-dimensional. And the proximity of Mars and Spica only added to the beauty of the setting.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: varkdriver, 4/15/2014 9:59:29 AM     (No. 9811353)

Darn it, we had thick overcast here preventing a live viewing. Will have to wait for the movie!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 4/15/2014 10:15:20 AM     (No. 9811377)

Darn, I missed it this time but I`ll be ready for it in the Year 2074.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: E Unum Pluribus, 4/15/2014 11:26:08 AM     (No. 9811493)

Much of the western US had perfect viewing conditions. There will be three more opportunities between now and September 2015, in case you missed it. No shortage of pics and videos online, also.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: provide, 4/15/2014 6:17:49 PM     (No. 9811988)

Had a full moon and watched in pajamas and a jacket in 27 degrees for hour and a half. Took a long time to reach totality.

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