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Essentials with JD # 320 **JANUARY 31 ST SUPER BLUE BLOOD MOON **

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Weather permitting ~ don’t forget to turn your eyes up to the sky tonight as you might see various stages of the super blood moon tonight. (Let’s hope the clouds clear up)

 

If you are wondering exactly what is happening here is some info from NASA:

The Jan. 31 full moon is special for three reasons: it’s the third in a series of “supermoons,” when the Moon is closer to Earth in its orbit — known as perigee — and about 14 percent brighter than usual. It’s also the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a “blue moon.” The super blue moon will pass through Earth’s shadow to give viewers in the right location a total lunar eclipse. While the Moon is in the Earth’s shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a “blood moon.

For the full article copy and paste below:

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/super-blue-blood-moon-coming-jan-31

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It is expected to start around 19:51 in the Seoul region so you might want to adjust it for Gwangju give or take a couple of minutes and then expected to end around 01:08 am on Feb 1st.

 

Goodluck and stay warm if you are viewing from outdoors

 

JD