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SUPER BLUE BLOOD MOON
A young Avoyelles Parish skywatcher observes the last sliver of the “super blue blood lunar eclipse” (just above treeline) at dawn on Jan. 31. The rare occurrence was a combination of a “supermoon,” when the moon is closest to Earth, a “blue moon,” which is the second full moon in a calendar month, a “blood moon,” when the moon takes on a red hue, and a lunar eclipse, caused by the moon passing through Earth’s shadow.

It had been over 151 years since all of these lunar events occurred at the same time in this country. This 5-year-old astronomer-to-be said he didn’t want to wait until he was 156 for the next one. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Super blue blood lunar eclipse put on a show for Avoyelles skywatchers

On Jan. 31, those who were up at dawn and thought to look skyward saw something that had not been seen in this country since Johnson was in the White House.

That's Andrew, not Lyndon.

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