This Wednesday night, we will be treated with a lunar eclipse that's also known as a "Blood Moon".
I have always been fascinated by all things outer space. From all of the planets in the solar system to black holes, everything is just really interesting to learn about. That's why when we get a view of something really cool in the sky, I always want to see it for myself and share the word with you. This week, we will definitely have the chance to see something in the night sky that would be worth stepping outside for.
This Wednesday, we will have a full moon, but it won't be any full moon. No, it will actually be the second supermoon of the season. This means that it will be much larger and brighter than usual. The fun doesn't stop there though. It will also be a total lunar eclipse!
For those who aren't sure what a lunar eclipse really is, it's where the moon and the sun are on opposite sides of Earth. According to Mr. Science, Jason Lindsey, "Although the moon is in Earth's shadow, some sunlight reaches the moon. The sunlight passes through Earth's atmosphere, which causes Earth’s atmosphere to filter out most of the blue light. This makes the moon appear red, to people, on Earth."
The reddish hue given off by this lunar eclipse is also known as a "Blood Moon". Those located west of the Mississipi River will get to experience a total lunar eclipse. Unfortunately, that does not include us here in the Evansville area. However, that doesn't mean that we won't get a show! We'll have a partial lunar eclipse in the area. It appears that the peak time to view the lunar eclipse here will be at 5:36 a.m. on Wednesday. So, you might want to set an alarm if you really want to see it!
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I saw a question on Ask Reddit
recently from user u/BlackbuckDeer
that asked, what wrong assumptions we had as kids about how things work. I knew my answer instantly. When I was a kid, I thought the music played on the radio was done by the artists themselves sitting in the studio. I imagined a long line of artists twisting and turning their way down the hallways of the station waiting their turn to come on and play. I don't think that's what led to me being interested in a career in radio, but having now worked in the business for over 20 years and knowing how the songs get played, looking back on that thought makes me laugh a little bit. I figured if I had a thought like that, you probably did too. So, I put the question on Facebook. The responses were not only great, but when you think about it like a kid would, they all made perfect sense.
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SEE: 15 Animals You Cannot Own in Evansville
I got the idea for this after seeing an article by Michelle Heart
with our Townsquare Media sister-station, 107.9 Lite-FM in Boise, Idaho. She had discovered several animals residents in that city can't own based on city codes she found online which got me thinking about whether Evansville had any regulations that were similar. Obviously, they did or this article wouldn't exist. Chapter 14, Article 3, section 42 and 43 spell out a lengthy list of exotic animals you can get in trouble owning if local officials find out. You can see the entire list on the city's website
. These are the 15 I found to be the most interesting.