Lunar eclipse set for Jan. 31

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Resident should set their alarms to 5:52 a.m., MST, on Jan. 31 if they want view a total lunar eclipse. According to EarthSky, itís not just a lunar eclipse, itís a super Blue Moon eclipse ó a phenomenon that has not taken place in America in 150 years.

A lunar eclipse is when the moon is entirely inside the Earthís shadow and a supermoon is when the moon is its closest distance to Earth in its elliptic orbit. A Blue Moon is when it is the second of two full moons in a calendar month.

On Jan. 31, viewers will be able to watch all three. The eclipse begins at 5:52 a.m. and reaches its greatest at 6:30 a.m. and will end at 7:08 a.m. The moon will then set at 8:12 a.m.

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