Put your eyes to the sky tonight, February 10th, as there are three celestial happenings!
A type of lunar eclipse referred to as the “Penumbral Lunar Eclipse” will take place along with tonight’s Full Snow Moon and will be enhanced by an exciting Comet passing by!
The moon is called the “Snow Moon” because as we all know February is the month which according the Farmer’s Almanac usually has the most snow. Just look outside! The Native Americans used this moon to help track the seasons. The eclipse is not a full or partial eclipse, but is a type of eclipse where the moon’s brightness appears to be a little less. The third part of this treat is the passing of the “Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková” which will be visible with a telescope or binoculars from midnight on wards. The last time we saw this Comet was 1983.
Take a moment to enjoy the night sky sights and history!