March 5: The Museum in Washington, DC will open today. Due to weather, the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA is closed.
The total lunar eclipse of April 15, 2014 was hidden from most of the East Coast by clouds, although the Moon peeked through a few times. An astronomy educator captured these partial stages of the lunar eclipse from Alexandria, VA with a zoom lens and SLR camera. By the time the Moon entered the deepest part of the Earth's shadow, at 3:06 am EDT, the clouds were too thick for further observations.
Many stunning images of the total lunar eclipse were shared by skywatchers under clearer skies.
Image Number: WEB13907-2014
Credit: Image by Geneviève de Messières, Smithsonian Institution
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