Moon shines in red over region in rare lunar event

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By Dakota Antelman, Contributing Writer

Region – A rare coincidence of a blue moon, a supermoon and a lunar eclipse enlarged and reddened the moon above the region Jan. 31.

The event lit the sky particularly brightly overnight and then turned the moon itself a shade of orange for roughly an hour early on the morning of Jan. 31 as the eclipse took effect.

Dubbed a “super blue blood moon” by some, Jan. 31 marked the first date since 1866 on which all three lunar phenomenons took place, fascinating scientists and the general public alike from Eastern Europe, to Australia, and to the American east coast.