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Rare super blue blood moon


Astrophotographer James Jordan captured this view of the Super Blue Blood Moon at totality from Oakland, California, in the early morning hours of January 31. From space.com.

It was too cloudy here in Michigan to see it, but a rare phenomenon occurred early Wednesday morning, when a super moon, blue moon, and total lunar eclipse all appeared at the same time.

Here is a photo of the super moon rising behind @LickObservatory in California on January 30, 2018. Photo credit: Eam K Lo (via Facebook).

According to space.com, the lunar eclipse was the first to coincide with a Blue Moon—a second full moon in one month—in North America in over 150 years. It was also the second “supermoon” of 2018, with the moon appearing slightly bigger and brighter than usual due to its closeness to Earth. And to top it off, the supermoon passed through Earth’s shadow, casting a reddish hue on the lunar surface for more than 4 hours.

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