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January 24, 2019

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Explainer: Anatomy of Sunday night's super wolf blood moon

On Sunday, Jan. 20, North America witnessed a rare lunar eclipse caused by the alignment of three factors: it is the year’s first full moon (wolf moon), the moon is at its closest distance to the earth (super moon), and a total lunar eclipse (blood moon).

Combined, this will make the moon appear larger, brighter and ‘blood’-red in the sky.

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