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Watch Out for the Super Blue Blood Moon!

On Wednesday, much of the world will be able to watch a blue moon, a supermoon and a blood moon, all at once. A blue moon is a term for a second full moon in a given month. There was … Continue reading

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Titanic and the “Supermoon” – Did the Moon Sink the Titanic? The Answer is No.

The headline writers have been having fun.  The Daily Beast headline reads – Moon to Blame for Titanic Sinking?  Reuters asks and answers its own question – “What sank the Titanic? Scientists point to the moon.”  The Times of India gets alliterative … Continue reading

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First Solstice Lunar Eclipse in 456 years

Sailors in the western hemisphere will see the first lunar eclipse to fall on the solstice in the last 456 years.   According to NASA, the last time the two celestial events happened at the same time was in AD 1554. Solstice Lunar … Continue reading

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