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    Posted April 16, 2014 by
    Houston, Texas
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    Your views of space and stars

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    BloodMoon on April 15, 2014

    Stargazers glimpsed a rare treat as a "blood moon" crossed the Earth's shadow Tuesday April 15, 2014.

    The moon took on a devilish glow as it appeared in different phases from 2 to 4 a.m. ET.

    Hundreds of people from North and South America, where the blood moon was most visible, here i shared the images of the lunar.

    "I have been planning to view this for many months, but on the night i almost ready to bed and reminded by my nephew Arun Libri. So quick setup i made my camera and telescope it was cold and windy for houston. Finally managed to get some pictures. My Backyard produced lots of amazing pictures. here is one of them.

    This episode is the first of four consecutive total lunar eclipses -- known as the tetrad -- that will occur in six-month intervals until September 2015.

    Unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses are safe to view with the naked eye and don't require special filters.
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