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article imageLunar eclipse tonight, Saturn also in view — Live video

By Micki Hogan     Apr 25, 2013 in Science
Stargazers are preparing for the first eclipse of the 2013 season because Saturn will be also be visible tonight. The eclipse will be the most visible from the Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa, and Western Australia tonight.
The moon will shine bigger and brighter than it has all month. The full moon is a rare treat during a lunar eclipse and will be full during the eclipse taking place tonight. This is good news for astronomers and amateur stargazers world wide. Lunar Eclipses take place when the Earth travels in between the Moon and the Sun casting a shadow of the Earth on the Moon. As the moon passes through the Earth's shadow, given good weather conditions the eclipse will be clearly visible to the naked eye as it takes place.
The viewing of the eclipse will be the most visible from the Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa, and Western Australia tonight.
Do not worry those of you not in the direct viewing area. Space.Com is providing a live viewing of the eclipse. And will broadcast the viewing after it is finished. It can be seen on the video feed here beginning 3:30 EDT.
Also visible tonight will be the planet Saturn. It will appear about four degrees from the full moon. Saturn will appear bright, and be a yellow- white color. Saturn is near the point of opposition. Meaning the planet will appear directly opposite the sun and will be visible all night long. Saturn will reach the complete opposition point on April 28th. To find other amazing happenings in the sky, refer to Space.com or the website for NASA.
More about Full moon, Lunar eclipse, Saturn, April 25, NASA
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