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  • Science!    April 15 
See the 'blood moon' make its appearance over North America

After lots of hype, the "blood moon" finally graced the skies over North America late Monday night and early Tuesday morning.

The phenomenon is actually a total lunar eclipse; the moon appears to have a rosy tint due to the scattering of sunlight through the edges of the Earth's atmosphere. This is the first in a series of four total lunar eclipses that will occur every six months or so through September 2015. Make sure to take the telescope out before the last one; after these four, the next blood moon won't happen until 2032. --Catherine Garcia

 
 
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