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Eric Hepperle Blog - Winter Driving Tips for Iowa featured image; shows winter Suzuki Aerio car on tow truck. Purple hue

Winter Driving in Iowa: Tips for Staying Out of the Ditch in Snowy Weather

After an unseasonably hot September and first week or so of October in the Wiregrass region of southern Alabama, last night (10/11/18) temperatures finally began to cool (in Alabama, cool temperatures means mid to low seventies, Fahrenheit). In fact, the day prior, Hurricane Michael (which waffled between a category 3 and category 4 hurricane or […]

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The Super blood blue moon on January 31st , 2018 might look like this. (Credit: ulrikebohr570, licensed under CC0 1.0)

Rare Super Blood Blue Moon Tomorrow!

Early Wednesday morning, according to the New York Times, a total lunar eclipse (where the Earth moves between the sun and the moon), a supermoon, blue moon, and blood moon will coincide in what is being termed a “super blood blue moon”. To understand how rare such an event is, the last time anyone on Earth had the good fortune to witness this celestial phenomenon was on March 31, 1866 (EliteDaily), a little over a year after the civil war ended!

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