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Stargazers invited to Hemet Library to see lunar eclipse

Stargazers invited to Hemet Library to see lunar eclipse

A stargazing party is set for the Hemet Library on Wednesday, Jan. 31, so visitors can view the super blue blood moon eclipse.

A “supermoon” occurs when the moon is closer to Earth in its orbit and is about 14 percent brighter than usual. It’s also the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a “blue moon.”

The super blue moon will pass through Earth’s shadow to give viewers a total lunar eclipse. The “blood” nickname refers to the moon’s reddish tint, caused by the reflection of sunlight during the eclipse.

Members of the Riverside Astronomical Society will set up telescopes and answer questions about the moon from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the library, 300 E. Latham Ave. Visitors are encouraged to bring a chair.


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