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Howling in the night


January 24, 2019

Photo courtesy Dave Porter

The super wolf blood moon as it appeared over Crook County.

Rare lunar phenomena often come with long and detailed nomenclature, and Sunday night's super blood wolf moon certainly fell into that category. Appearing in the skies over Crook County in the late evening, the extremely rare event turned the familiar sight of the moon passing overhead into something more dramatic.

The super blood wolf moon was a total lunar eclipse, named a "blood" moon thanks to the way in which sunlight passed through the atmosphere of the Earth. Though the eclipse blocked any light from the Sun from reaching the moon, because the Earth passed exactly between the Sun and...

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