Friday night celestial wonders begin early

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    HOLT, Fla., Feb. 9, 2017—The heavens offer up a celestial trifecta this Friday: a full moon, a lunar eclipse and a comet, all in one night.

    As long as the skies are clear, that is. And as of today, Friday’s weather forecast is calling for starry skies and temperatures in the mid-to-upper 40s.

    Lunar eclipse
    This minor lunar eclipse will pass through the Earth’s outer shadow, known as the penumbra. Unlike a total lunar eclipse where the sun, Earth and moon are perfectly aligned, the moon won’t grow completely dark, but will dull to a gray color.

    February’s “snow moon” will enter the Earth’s penumbra at 5:32 p.m. EST. Moonrise in Holt is scheduled for 5:25 p.m. CST, so by the time it appears in the skies here, the eclipse should have already begun.

    Because the Earth’s penumbra is so widespread, the eclipse will last for four hours as…

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