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DALLAS—Brookhaven College and the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas will host a viewing of a rare total lunar eclipse on January 31. This super blue blood moon, a phenomenon that takes place only when a total lunar eclipse, super moon and blood moon occur at once, will be the first in over 150 years.
A super moon is when the moon is closest to Earth, taking place a handful of times a year, while a blue moon is considered the second full moon that occurs once every two-and-a-half years and a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon, occurs every year or two. The super blue blood moon begins at approximately 4:51 a.m., and North Texas will experience full visibility of the eclipse, weather permitting, just before 6 a.m.
Viewing on campus is open to the public and runs from 5 to 7:30 a.m. on the west side of Bldg. F. Telescopes will be provided. Contact the astronomy department's hotline at 972-860-4301 for information regarding the morning's weather and its potential effect on visibility.