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Jan. 31 marked a celestial event that had not happened in over 150 years, an event that many would remember for their lifetime: the Super Blue Blood Moon.

“It was neat because normally we have either just the blue moon, just the partial eclipse, or just the blood moon, but never all three at the same time,” Gary Williams, earth space and science teacher, said.

The Super Blue Blood Moon consisted of three components; a partial eclipse, where the moon passes the earth’s shadow, the second full moon of the month (blue moon), and a blood moon formed from when the moon passes the earth’s shadow.

“I am learning about moon phases in my science class and this really ties into what we are learning about the different moons, so it is a very good experience,” Angelina Segal, sixth grade theater major, said.

According to nasa.gov, this was the first Super Blue Blood Moon since 1866. The moon was best seen by the west coast of North America, Alaska, and the Hawaiian Islands.

“Because it does not happen very often, I wished I could have seen it better from the places that viewed it well, but I am glad that I got to view part of it,” Sabrina Garine, sixth grade strings major, said.

The “lunar trifecta” was not expected to happen again until 2037, according to space.com. For now, scientists will be able to make new discoveries based on the observations of the Super Blue Blood Moon.

“It is a once in a lifetime experience,” Segal said. “Everyone can learn from this and look forward to these events that do not happen every day.”

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