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>> A family friendly lunar eclipse. Sunday night brings a super blood wolf moon on the eve of the Martin Luther King holiday in the US when most schools are closed, meaning that even the youngest astronomy buffs may get to stay up late. Reuters correspondent, Barbara Goldberg.>> There are all kinds of viewing parties for the whole family, at places very big places like the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles,very famous.
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And smaller places like in Pennsylvania the York Astronomical Society.>> A super blood wolf moon comes just ones every three years. An eyeful to be hold, no protective wear needed, and an mouthful to pronounce.>> It's a super moon because it's closest to the earth, closest in it's orbit to the earth.
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It's a blood because and actual turns copperly red. It's a wolf moon because it's in January and that sort of the old farmers are on the neck description of wolves howling in January.>> Astronomy lecturer Dr David Reitzel explains its coppery red color.>> And that is because the earth's atmosphere filters out the blue light, it scatters it.
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If you were on the moon you would be seeing all the sunrises and sunsets happening on Earth at once.>> The total eclipse will begin just before 9 PM on the US West Coast, midnight on the East Coast, and last for about an hour.>>
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