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April 2014

The focus of the sky this month is the moon, its changing phases, and position.  The moon will change from a crescent moon in the beginning of the month to a first quarter moon and finally reach a full moon late on April 14, going into the early hours of April 15.  In the early hours of April 15, the full moon in its course around the Earth will pass through Earth’s shadow in space.  This is a total lunar eclipse, and is well worth getting up in the early morning hours to see.  Join the Maryland Science Center in our Observatory from 2:00-5:30am for a special viewing.  Click here for more information about our viewing event.