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Missed the Blood Moon Eclipse? Here's When the Next One Is Happening

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Missed the Blood Moon Eclipse? Here's When the Next One Is Happening

Skywatchers around the world were treated to a rare Super Blue Blood Moon today (Jan. 31). While this was the first time in over 150 years that this particular type of eclipse has happened in the U.S., Americans can look forward to another "blood moon" eclipse coming on Jan. 21, 2019. This next immediate total lunar eclipse — when the moon appears to turn red as it passes through Earth's dark inner shadow, or the umbra — will occur later this year on July 27. But that eclipse won't be visible from North America. However, much of the rest of...

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What's the US Weather Like for the Super Blue Blood Moon, Late Tonight/Tomorrow Morning?

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What's the US Weather Like for the Super Blue Blood Moon, Late Tonight/Tomorrow Morning?

A lunar eclipse will come to the skies early tomorrow morning (Jan. 31). So, here's the big question: Will you be able to see it? About two-thirds of the United States — including the East, South and Southwest — will have generally fair skies on Wednesday morning, allowing for a view of the lunar eclipse as long as the moon is in the sky. Meanwhile, cloud cover — chiefly over the north-central states as well as parts of the Far West — may hide the shady lunar drama. If the viewing conditions for your location are poor, or if you...

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Super Blue Blood Moon 2018: What, When and Where

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Super Blue Blood Moon 2018: What, When and Where

Not since Andrew Johnson was President, the second dome on the U.S. Capitol was completed and Jesse James completed his first robbery will the skies experience an event like this. On Jan. 31, a total lunar eclipse will occur with a blue moon, known as a Super Blue Blood Moon. By no stretch of the definition is a full moon rare. It happens approximately once a month, or every 29.5 days. Occasionally, it happens twice in one month, approximately every three years or so. This event is known as a Blue Moon, according to Fox 5 DC. The last Blue...

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The Most Spectacular Eclipse of 2018 Is In Less Than a Week

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The Most Spectacular Eclipse of 2018 Is In Less Than a Week

In North America, you'll need to be in the west to see the total lunar eclipse, which happens to coincide with a supermoon and a blue moon. Once in a blue moon is only once every few years, but once in a super, blue, blood moon is just once every few decades. This rare alignment of three different lunar phenomena—a total lunar eclipse, a full moon at perigee, and a blue moon—will be visible in the night and early morning skies for much of the world on Wednesday, January 31. During the total lunar eclipse, the moon will pass into...

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Get Ready for the Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse Bonanza!!

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Get Ready for the Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse Bonanza!!

Blue Moon: the second full moon in a month with two full moons. Lunar eclipse: obscuring of the moon that occurs when it passes directly behind the Earth into its shadow. Super moon: a full moon coinciding with the closest distance that the Moon reaches to Earth in its elliptic orbit, resulting in a slightly larger-than-usual appearance. Blood moon: A reddish super moon caused when Earth’s atmosphere refracts green to violet, giving the moon a red tinge. Super Blue Blood Moon: the celestial phenomenon occurring on January 31st, 2018, that will end life as we know it. OK, that last...

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