Colorado Mountain College Sky Club to host lunar eclipse viewing
January 10, 2019
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Look to the sky Sunday to see the Super Blood Wolf Moon.
To witness the natural phenomenon, the Colorado Mountain College Sky Club will host a lunar eclipse viewing event from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 outside the CMC Albright Family Auditorium.
"There's a full moon every month, a wolf moon every year (in January), and a super moon every now and then, but when all three also happen to coincide with a total lunar eclipse, that's something special that happens rarely," said Paul McCudden, CMC astronomy professor.
What: Viewing party: "Super Blood Wolf Moon" When: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 Where: CMC Albright Family Auditorium, 1275 Crawford Ave.
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What: Viewing party: "Super Blood Wolf Moon"
When: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20
Where: CMC Albright Family Auditorium, 1275 Crawford Ave.
The event, he explained, will feature the moon being slightly closer to Earth than usual, making it appear larger in the sky, hence the name "super moon." The shadow of the Earth falls slowly across the full moon giving it an unearthly orange-red glow and the name "blood moon."
The eclipse starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be in totality at 10:15 p.m., McCudden said. All are welcome to attend the free event.
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