Super Blue Blood Moon

So this has been an interesting start to our New Year of 2019.  We had a Full Supermoon on the first day of the first month of the year and now we will have a Full Supermoon and Lunar Eclipse on the last day of the first month of the year.  This is the grand finale of a trilogy of Supermoons that have been taking place since December 2017.

It is a Supermoon because the the moon will be at a point in it’s orbit that is closer to earth.  It is a Blue moon because it is the second full moon in the same month.  The moon will have a reddish orange tone because of the Lunar Eclipse that will occur.

All of these occurrences at one time are rare.  This will be the first ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ to be viewed from earth in 35 years.  It has been 150 years since this event has been able to be seen in the Americas.

During the early hours of Wednesday morning, Jan.31, is when the Eclipse occurs.  So get up early on Wednesday and look low in the western sky to be able to watch this amazing event.  The eclipse begins at 3:48 am; totality begins about 4:52 am and lasts until 6:05 am.

Happy Viewing!

 

 

 

 

 

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