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Once in a ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’


Last updated 2/9/2018 at Noon

A full blood moon appears as the Jan. 31, super moon is completely covered by the earth’s shadow or umbra. Scott Padgett photo

It’s been 35 years since sky watchers have looked to the skies to see a rare “Super Blue Blood Moon,” but the one that appeared in the heavens in the early morning hours Jan. 31, did not disappoint.

Hundreds of local photographers flocked to their favorite spots to begin shooting the celestial event which was last seen anywhere on Earth in 1982, according to eclipse experts. It’s been even longer since those living in the Americas have seen one; 150 years to be exact.

The moon officially reached its full phase at 5:27 a.m. Pacific Standard time, according to, and since i...

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