18.1.31『最简美式口语037』【 Super Blue Blood Moon 天文奇观!150年难遇的超级蓝血月就在今晚!】

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周三主题:Real Life English『最简美式口语037』【Once-in-a-lifetime Super Blue Blood Moon 天文奇观!150年难遇的超级蓝血月就在今晚!


了解今日课堂题目:

地球人注意啦!今晚的夜空将出现一道三月合一的奇观,这就是每150年才能见到一次的超级蓝血月!当超级月亮与蓝月和血月在同一天合体,这个奇特神秘的天象是大自然赐予的美景,如果你所在之地具备正好的观测条件,天气又足够晴朗,那么你真是足够幸运就在今天2018.1.31可以看见一生中只能见到一次的超蓝月。【地道美语037】天文篇带你观赏Once-in-a-lifetime-moon.

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Dialogue 1

(Jingjing and Mark are having lunch together.)

Jingjing: Mark, how are things in your corner?

Mark: Well, most of my work is finished, and--- to begin. What about you?

Jingjing: I wish I could say the same, but I'm still--two or three weeks.

Mark: Well, if you have the chance to get outside this evening, -----

Jingjing: Oh yeah? What's that?

Mark: There's a super blue blood moon tonight.

Jingjing: That's a mouthful! I know a blue moon is when ----in one month.

Mark: Yeah, those are pretty rare. That's why we say 'once in a blue moon'---- that very seldom happens.

Jingjing: I know. A blue moon happens once every 2.72 years. Isn't a super moon when the moon is closer to----------

Mark: That's exactly right. Last year, we had a big one, and ------. The next one won't be until 2034.

Jingjing:  But tonight the moon will be close enough to be called a super moon, right?

Mark: -------. What about a blood moon? Do you know that one?

Jingjing: It's when the moon looks red in the sky. -------

Mark: ------------

Jingjing: Oh, like an eclipse, right?

Mark: Yeah, only it might not ------

Dialogue 2

(that afternoon)

Jingjing: Hey, I've been too busy to look up anything about the--------

Mark: Well, we're really lucky. The best time is at 6:30 this evening. The sun sets at 5:30; so, it should already be dark.

Jingjing: That's fortunate.

Mark: Not only that. The best visibility is right ------. People farther east or west aren't going--------a direct view.

Jingjing: Hmm. I'll try to get out of doors after six this evening. -------so much of our city lights getting in the way.

Mark: Yeah, that could be a challenge around rush hour. Anyway, I--------we get a super blue blood moon?

Jingjing: You're the one who read about it. Just tell me.

Mark: ---------

Jingjing: ---------

Mark: Yeah, the article I read called it a lunar trifecta.

Jingjing: Well, I'll have to pop outside, even if I'm still working. -----------

Mark: I might shoot out to the suburbs. Just like we were talking two weeks ago, -------------

Jingjing: Ok. Take some pictures, will you?

Mark: Sure thing. I brought my camera.


new words and phrases

from dialogue 1

I wish I could say the same. My situation is different from yours, not as good. I'm envious.

a blue moon when the moon is full a second time in one month

once in a blue moon something happens very seldom

super moon when the moon's orbit brings it closer to Earth, so that it looks big in the sky

a blood moon when Earth's shadow makes the moon appear red in the sky

an eclipse when the light from the sun or the moon is momentarily blocked from reaching the Earth (solar eclipse, lunar eclipse)


from dialogue 2

visibility how well something can be seen, the conditions for seeing something

get out of doors go outside, when someone usually spends time indoors

a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity a chance to do something that is very uncommon

trifecta three things happening at once, extremely rare

pop outside go outside for a short time

shoot out to go to a somewhat distant place quickly and for a short ti


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