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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse And Green Comet Dazzle The Sky

The moon is seen prior to a penumbral eclipse in Somerset, England, in September 2015. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
The moon is seen prior to a penumbral eclipse in Somerset, England, in September 2015. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

If you’ve got a clear sky Friday night, it will be worth a look up. Along with February’s full moon, called the “snow moon,” there will be two celestial events: a deep penumbral lunar eclipse and the pre-dawn flyby of a “green comet.”

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Kelly Beatty ( @NightSkyGuy), senior editor at Sky & Telescope magazine, about how to catch them.

  • Sky & Telescope: “Solar and Lunar Eclipses in 2017”
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