Once in a Blue Moon – Twice in the Same Year!

When we have two full moons in a single month, the second one is called a blue moon.   It is a fairly infrequent phenomenon.  This Saturday, March 31, is not only a blue moon … it’s the second blue moon we will experience this year (the first happened on January 31st).   The…

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Partial Solar Eclipse on February 15

There’s no need to dust off your eclipse glasses, Wyoming.  This one will be visible only from the southern part of South America on down to Antarctica.   It’s a partial solar eclipse, with the sun only about half obscured at its maximum point. But since it occurs so close to…

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Lunar Eclipse Brings a Super-Blue-Blood Moon!

On January 31, skywatchers will be treated to 3 lunar events in one.   It’s a Supermoon — that’s a full moon that appears about 14% larger than the Moon usually does, because it is at its closest point to the Earth.  It’s also a Blue Moon, meaning it’s the second…

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