First of all, let's start with the name. Super Flower Blood Moon is quite a bit to swallow. Makes me think of something out of Dragon Ball Z, Toonami or any pick of Japanese Anime.

Cartoons aside, The name actually is a couple of things rolled into one. The Flower Moon is the traditional name of the May full Moon, It's going to be a super moon which means it's orbit brings it closer to earth making it seem larger, and the blood comes from the orange-reddish hue from the eclipse. Now that we got that out of the way....

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What exactly is a Lunar Eclipse?

Let's go back to a little grade school astronomy here. the Super Flower Blood Moon is simply nothing more than a lunar eclipse. I won't break the science down too much but lunar eclipses occur when the moon passes through the earth's shadow. The orange-reddish color actually comes from light bending around our atmosphere from sunrises and sunsets. Unlike solar, lunar eclipses are perfectly safe to view, no special eyewear is needed and the viewing area is much bigger. It's an even bigger treat with a telescope but a handy pair of binoculars works just fine.

Uriel Sinai
Uriel Sinai

Viewing in the Panhandle

The Super Flower Blood Moon will be best seen in the Pacific Rim and the U.S. West Coast. Now if you're like me and have to work for a living or just can't travel, don't worry you're not out of luck. Because Earth's shadow is so large basically anyone on the night side can see the eclipse, it's just a matter of timing. Here in Amarillo the Eclipse begins early Wednesday morning. The Moon will slip into the first stages at 2:47am, the peak will occur at 5:18 AM and the eclipse will end well after sunrise.

If you don't want to watch outside or if nature decides to bless us with a little more rain, there are still plenty of great observatories that will be live streaming the event.

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This Huge Cabin In Palo Duro Canyon Is Top-Notch Glamping

This cabin is (to us) the definition of "glamorous camping".

This three bedroom rental is tucked away in the Palo Duro Canyon. It's a cabin with serious room, meaning it can fit up to eight guests--a girls trip, family vacation, or any bigger group.

The cabin is available for booking through and the description along with the provided photos is enough to catch the eye of anyone ready to get out of town and away from it all.....without having to go very far.

It's a beautiful place with woodwork throughout, full amenities, and all the mandatory electornics (and WiFi!). If a group of people were to split the cost of their stay between each other, it is without a doubt one of the most budget-friendly options for vacations.

The four day minimum stay required to make a booking is the only drawback to this diamond in the rough of a rental property--but it's nothing a little planning ahead and vacation time can't remedy.

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