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    Supermoon Eclipse Dazzles for First Time in 33 Years

    It had them seeing red. Stargazers the world over kept their eyes on the night sky to watch the “supermoon” pass through the Earth’s shadow, taking on a dark reddish-gold hue. While all supermoons — full moons that appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than normal — are fun to watch, one involving a total eclipse is a rare event: This was the first since 1982. It was visible overnight to billions across the Western Hemisphere, Africa and Asia, and another won’t appear until 2033.

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