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Updated 10:25 a.m. ET Wednesday

Early Wednesday morning brought a lunar event that hasn't been seen since 1866.

It was at least partially visible in all 50 U.S. states, though the views were better the farther west you live.

Let's break this down. This event – called a super blue blood moon – was actually three fairly common lunar happenings all happening at the same time.

And scientists say that information gathered during the event could help them figure out where to land a rover on the moon.

Looking for a fun way to give back to the Lagoon and get your hands dirty? Come join the MRC Mangrove Team!

This is a volunteer team that meets on the first Saturday of each month at 9:30am. The team works to maintain and grow the thousands of mangroves housed at the MRC Greenhouse. The February Workshop will be held at the Lagoon House (3275 Dixie Hwy NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905) where we will be doing a lagoon side cleanup in preparation for an upcoming planting.

Science can just knock me to the floor.

Sometimes it's the revelation of some previously unseen phenomena. Other times, it's a new way to see something you thought you already understood. Then there are the times when connections pop up between things you never imagined to be connected.

And sometimes, it's all of them at once.

Ocean-Beach-Reef Festival

Nov 27, 2017

Celebrate the ocean lifestyle once more at the Ocean-Reef-Beach Festival. One of Florida’s best beach conservation events, the festival brings together all sorts of beach lovers-- surfers, anglers, sea turtle protectors, beachcombers, shorebirders, and a host of others. The 6th annual festival is staged at Pelican Beach Park in Satellite Beach on Sat., Dec. 2 from 10- 5 pm.

The Surfrider Foundation Sebastian Inlet and Anglers for Conservation host the event that is committed to being a green festival.

On Monday, the moon will completely eclipse the sun, and people all over the U.S. will watch.

For those who have been boning up on eclipse trivia for weeks, congratulations. For everyone else, here are the things you need to know about the phenomenon.

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