If the sky is clear, we are in for a smorgasbord of astronomical events tonight. A Snow Moon is the basically the first full moon in February. It got the name because historically it’s always been the snowiest month in America. Then there’s a Lunar Eclipse. Penumbral eclipses occur when the Earth passes between the moon and sun, blocking out the sun’s light and casting a shadow on the surface of the moon. But don’t get too excited, it sounds dramatic, but the Moon will just look dimmer.
And then there’s the New Year comet… Technically known as Comet 45P, makes an appearance This weekend, it will come just 0.08 Astronomical Units (7.4 million miles) from Earth as it makes its closest approach since 2011. More details and how to view HERE.