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Blood Moons and Lunar Tetrads
A tetrad of Blood Moons sounds very dramatic. It could even be the title of a fantasy novel. But what is a “Blood Moon”? What is a lunar tetrad? And is it as apocalyptic as it sounds? Have a look.
*Happy April Fool's Day*
Astronomy April Fools
Mercury has a moon? The Jovian-Plutonian Gravitational Effect will give you a floating feeling? The Space Station has an alien visitor? Virgin Galactic has bought Pluto and has plans for getting it reinstated as a planet? Nope. These are a examples of April Fool hoaxes and jokes.
*Lunar eclipse – live webcasts*
The April 4th total lunar eclipse may not be visible in your neighborhood. But it will be covered live online. One organization that's doing it is Astronomers without Borders: http://www.astronomerswithoutborders.org/gam2015-programs/online/1568-lunar-eclipse-online-observing-event.html SLOOH will also be broadcasting the event:
*Passover and Easter*
Greetings and good wishes to readers celebrating Passover or Easter in the coming days.
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