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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

"Blood Moons"

No, it's not the name of a new novel, but it refers to the total lunar eclipse that will take place just before 2 am EDT April 15 and can be seen across North America.

"The red color occurs because even when the Earth has moved directly between the moon and the sun, the scattered light from all the sunsets and sunrises on the rim of our globe still make it to the moon's surface."

If you miss it, there are 3 more total lunar eclipses through 2015. The next one occurs in October.

Kids, ages 7-13, are invited to come to the next Ocee Astronomy Club meeting on 17 April at 4:30.