In Friday's Sky, a Triple Feature
Snow moon, eclipse, and a comet will be visible
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2017 12:04 PM CST
A lunar eclipse is seen in Israel on Sept. 28, 2015.   (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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(Newser) – Consider it a triple feature: Lucky observers who look to the sky Friday night into early Saturday will be treated to a February "snow" moon as well as a lunar eclipse and the flyby of a comet, reports USA Today. As the February full moon crosses through the outer edge of Earth's shadow, some of the sun's rays will be blocked, making the moon appear darker in a "penumbral" lunar eclipse. Then around 3am Saturday, Comet 45P will appear as a blue-green light in the constellation Hercules as it makes its closest approach to Earth this century, reports Universe Today, which has tips on how best to watch the action.

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