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January will bring two supermoons, a blue moon, and a total lunar eclipse
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Visible supermoons—full moons that appear when the moon is at its closest orbital point to Earth—aren’t very rare. Having three in a row certainly is. And that’s exactly what astronomy fans are being treated to this winter. The first supermoon appeared when the moon swung by Earth 26,500 km (approximately 16,500 miles) closer than usual… read more


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