Lunar Eclipse, Mars and Saturn, April 15, 2014


This morning the moon is in eclipse. With it are Mars, Spica, and Saturn.  (Click the image to see it larger.)  Mars, just past opposition appears to the upper right of the moon.  Spica is 1.5 degrees to the lower right of the moon.   Saturn is near the stars Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali.  The next lunar eclipse occurs on the morning of October 8, although the moon is setting as the eclipse reaches its maximum.

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