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A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity at the Lighthouse

Posted by Amanda Hicks on Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 10:51am.


Next Wednesday, January 31st, there will be a trifecta lunar eclipse called the super blue blood moon which has not happened in more than 150 years. 

The moon will be a supermoon, meaning Earth will be much closer to the moon than usual. It will actually be more than 15,000 miles closer, making the moon appear 14% brighter according to NASA. The blue moon part happens when a full moon appears twice in one month- it doesn't have any affect, it's just a rare occurrence. The moon will also be moving through Earth's shadow, which creates a total lunar eclipse and gives the moon a red tint, which is called a blood moon. 

You won't want to miss this the chance to see such a spectacular display of nature. The moon rises on the night of the 30th, and will be eclipsed just before 7 a.m. on the 31st in our area. That evening, you have the opportunity to see the moon even closer by viewing it from the top of the Jupiter Lighthouse. 

Watch the moon rise starting at 5:45 p.m. at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Take a tour and climb to the top of the 108-foot tall lighthouse. The cost is $20 per person and children must be at least 4 feet to participate in the walk to the top. 

For tickets call 561-747-8380 x 101.

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