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Snow Moon, Lunar Eclipse and a Comet


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Andie

Posted 11 February 2017 - 12:35 PM

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Apologies, but this one got past me.  Still an interesting story

 

https://www.yahoo.co...topstories.html

 

"Friday night will kick off with February’s full moon, known as the “snow moon,” which is slated to rise at 5:18 p.m. ET and peak at 7:32 p.m. ET in the New York metro region. It will be the second full moon on the 2017 lunar calendar, following January’s “wolf moon.”

The snow moon will coincide with a minor lunar eclipse, known as a penumbral lunar eclipse. The moon will spend more than four hours Friday night gliding across Earth’s outer shadow, called the penumbra, making it the first lunar eclipse of 2017.

Meanwhile, a bright-green comet will reach its closest point to Earth in the early morning hours Saturday. Comet 45P began its journey across the sky late last year."

 

This is the first time for such an event in 99 years.


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