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Super Blue Blood Moon coming January 31st

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TUCSON - The final Super Moon in the December/January trilogy promises to be the most spectacular.

On the morning of January 31st, the Super Moon will feature a total lunar eclipse. Passing through the Earth's inner shadow, the Super Moon will take on a red appearance.

(Image courtesy: Timeanddate.com)

Cloud cover permitting, totality should be seen in Tucson between 5:51 AM and 7:07 AM.

This Super Blood Moon will also be a blue moon, which is defined as the second full moon to occur in the same month.

According to NASA, a Super Moon is a Moon that is full when it is also at or near its closest point in its orbit around Earth. Because of its proximity, the moon will appear to be 14% bigger and 30% brighter.

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