A comet, a snow moon and a penumbral lunar eclipse walk into a bar...
Get your telescopes ready.
There's a celestial triple feature on our horizon.
A snow moon, a prenumbral lunar eclipse, and a comet are all going to make appearance in our night's sky the evening of February 10th Through the morning of February 11, 2017.
If you aren't sure what those first two things are, a snow moon is North America's nickname for a full moon in February.
Kind of like how we call it a harvest moon in September.
And a penumbral lunar eclipse is when the moon passes through a part of the earth's Shadow.
That means the full snow moon will get a bit darker because of that eclipse and most of the world will be able to view some or all of it.
Australia and Japan are out of luck though.
As for Comet 45P or Honda-Mrkos.
Okay, you know what you guys, I wrote this down so that we could all pronounce it together.
I've got Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova.
That sounds right.
Anyway, Comet 45P will make its closest approach to Earth the morning of February 11th, but it might be a bit tough to see with the naked eye because of that snow moon eclipse.
If you have binoculars or a telescope, you'll find it in the constellation, Hercules.
It will have a bright green tail so it'll be easy to spot.
If you find yourself without the right equipment or have cloudy skies in your area, [UNKNOWN] Observatory will be live streaming the approach on a YouTube channel.
If you wanna yell at me on Twitter about how to pronounce that comet's name, it's @ashleyesqueda.
For more information, check out cnet.com.
Big in humans.
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