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Learn About the Super Blue Blood Moon Happening this Month

Posted: Monday, January 22nd, 2018 at 6:27 am
Author: KCII News - Sam McIntosh

A once-in-a-lifetime event will occur in the night sky this January.

In the early morning of January 31 the earth will see something that hasn’t occurred in 150 years, as Washington County Naturalist Pam Holz explains, “It’s kind of a unique full moon that’s occurring on the 31st overnight from the 30th. It’s a supermoon, which means it’s closer to the earth. It’s a blue moon because it’s the second moon in January, and it’s a blood moon because it will be having an eclipse at the same time. And this kind of event, well, happens once in a blue moon!”

Holz will be educating on all these lunar events at the Washington County Conservation Board’s program, “The Moons of January.” You can learn how and when to view this super blue blood moon, and why it occurs. “The Moons of January” will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Conservation Education Center at Marr Park, and is free and open to the public.