Rhonda showed me a note on her smartphone. A piece on the full Moon, lunar eclipse, and a comet! I shuddered.
I explained, that while it's good to talk about astronomy and science, that this particular situation might set up people for disappointment.
The upcoming lunar eclipse was a penumbral and would, for most, be barely detectable. It would not be coppery as depicted in the accompanying photo.
And the comet (I assume 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova)... While large, it would be extremely challenging to see. Would require some magnification. And very dark skies. Which... ah... you can't do... when it's a full Moon!
I relayed my crying-wolf concern: repeated alerts to the public from which they feel dissatisfied will turn people off of astronomy.