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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Lunar Eclipse passes near Sidney


January 31, 2018


The moon during totality. The color of the moon in this phase varies from eclipse to eclipse.

Early this morning, for those who are accustomed to getting up to watch the sun rise, the skyline looked a little uncharacteristic as the moon was eclipsed.

This year, the world will have the opportunity to experience three partial solar eclipses and two total lunar eclipses, according to

This event is unique because in addition to lunar eclipse, it is the third in a series of "supermoons." A supermoon is when the moon is closer to the Earth in its orbit, known in astronomy as the perigee, and about 14 percent brighter than usual, according to While the moon is in the...

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