Midnight In The Desert — Super moon

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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Supermoon 2017: This weekend's full moon is the biggest of the year

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Supermoon 2017: This weekend's full moon is the biggest of the year

The last full moon of 2017 will appear especially plump and vibrant in the night sky this weekend. As it reaches fullness, the moon will also be making its closest approach to Earth around the same time, designating it a “supermoon.” Because of the moon’s extra-close approach to Earth, it will appear about 14 percent bigger than if it were at its farthest away point in its orbit. It will shine up to 30 percent brighter, not only because it’s close to Earth, but also because Earth will be nearing its closest to the sun in early January. “The sunlight...

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Get set for December supermoon, Geminid meteor shower

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Get set for December supermoon, Geminid meteor shower

Two bright celestial scenes are going to play out in the heavens on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning: a supermoon and a meteor shower. While the supermoon of November was the subject of plenty of attention, the evening of December 14 will also host a supermoon, which is a phenomenon that occurs when the moon (which has an elliptical orbit) is closest to our planet at the same time it appears to be full from our vantage point here on Earth. The combination of the two factors makes it brighter— as much as 30 percent, NASA says. An extra bright...

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Get ready for November's big supermoon

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Get ready for November's big supermoon

November might be known as a dreary month when we set back the clocks, but it will also feature a special full moon, and it’s coming up soon. The full moon on November 14 will look like an extra-bright spotlight in the sky— that’s because it will be a notable “supermoon” that won’t be this close to Earth again for another 18 years. In fact, the last time it looked this big was 1948, according to Space.com. The moon only appears full from Earth when our planet is between the sun and the moon. But since the moon’s orbit has...

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