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  • Where to see the total lunar eclipse this weekend

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    A relatively rare celestial treat may be visible this weekend to Washington state residents, and anyone else on the dark side of the Earth with a clear sky. But it isn’t the so-called “super blood wolf moon,” according to one local astronomer.

    Yes, there will be a full moon on Jan. 20, according to Woody Sullivan, University of Washington astronomer and professor emeritus. And yes, he said, the first full moon of the year was reportedly called a “wolf moon” by at least one Native American tribe. In addition, the moon will be slightly closer to Earth than usual, making it appear larger.


    But none of that is what makes it special.

    Sullivan, who objects to the recent trend of naming ordinary full moons and celestial events with words like “super” and “blood,” said there is, however, a legitimately interesting lunar event coming: a total eclipse.


    More at link.
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  • If only it wasn't going to be cloudy tomorrow evening in my area. :cussing:
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  • Seen one Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse and they are really cool to see.
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  • Thick cloud cover.

    Can't see shit Batman.
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  • Yeah, kinda sucks living around here.
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  • sutz wrote:Yeah, kinda sucks living around here.


    Especially November through May.
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  • Clouds moved in here too. Yea.

    But according to the link....see it here in a couple of hours.

    https://www.timeanddate.com/live/
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  • Caught a glimpse of it thru the clouds.
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  • Minus 9...celcius....and clear. Looks pretty cool
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  • We caught a glimpse. Higher up but mighty bright.
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  • Got lucky and clouds didn't move in until just after, so I got to see it. Always cool to watch
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  • What's a cloud look like? :(

    Not a drop of rain here since December 19 (not that it's unusual at this awful time of year). Merciless, relentless and totally horrible sunshine for weeks on end.

    But I'm sorry for folks who missed this eclipse. I am an amateur astronomer at heart!
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