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Five Moon Names to Know for Successful Moongazing

Clip: Season 46 | 2m 6s

Blood moon. Blue moon. Harvest moon. Supermoon. Each of these phrases refers to a distinct appearance of Earth's moon, corresponding with different lunar phases we see in the sky. So what exactly can these names, and “super blood wolf moon,” teach us?

Aired: 01/23/19

Rating: NR

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