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well, for all you astronomy fans, there’s some good news and some bad news

Posted by treefrog @ 21:20 on September 27, 2015  

tonight there is a total lunar eclipse ( the earth’s shadow falls on the moon) for all of north america.  this is called a “blood moon” because the only light reaching the moon – and reflected back to earth is reddish colored from passing through earth’s atmosphere, creating an effect similar to sunrise or sunset.  this “blood moon” coincides with a “super mooon” in which luna is at the closest point to earth in her orbit, and appears up to fourteen percent larger than usual.  a rare and beautiful natural spectacle.

that’s the good news.  the bad news is that there is a large mass of warm, humid air moving in from the gulf of mexico, causing cloud cover over much of the southeast.  near total cloud cover here in the deep south.  🙁

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