31 Jan – Blue Moon Eclipse

This is from SpaceWeather:

BLUE MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE: On Wednesday, Jan. 31st, the second full Moon of January will pass through Earth’s shadow, producing a rare “Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse.” The Moon won’t look blue, however. Researchers are predicting a bright orange eclipse–a forecast based on studies of recent volcanic activity. Volcanoes, climate change, and lunar eclipses are linked in ways that might surprise you. More information about this, along with eclipse observing tips, are highlighted on today’s edition of Spaceweather.com.

Very cool.

Make sure you get out and see it, if you can.  Again, SpaceWeather:

In the USA, the best time to look is during the hours before sunrise. Western states are favored: The Moon makes first contact with the core of Earth’s shadow at 3:48 am Pacific Time, kicking off the partial eclipse. Totality begins at 4:52 am PST as Earth’s shadow engulfs the lunar disk for more than an hour. “Maximum orange” is expected around 5:30 am PST. Easternmost parts of the USA will miss totality altogether.

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  1. Andrew says:

    The Blue Moon Eclipse (of the reason):

    The blue moon will be orange
    the orange moon, blue in essence
    will not be blue, but orange
    because the orange that I shall see
    will be the blue I will not see
    and the blue I will not see
    will be the orange that I see
    which will not be orange but blue
    even though I will see it as orange.

    Got it!

  2. Kathleen10 says:

    Andrew, lol, and you must ascribe to climate change to enjoy any of it! (see article)

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