Your Super Blue Blood Moon Questions Answered
January 30, 2018 by Darby Dame
Your Facebook feed might be abuzz with news about the Super Blue Blood Moon arriving Wednesday morning. Remember the total solar eclipse last fall? This event will be (almost) as grand depending on where you are currently located! We have answered a few of your questions about the moon below.
What is Wednesday’s Moon Called?
Super Blue Blood Moon
What is Happening?
The short answer is a blue moon, a supermoon, a total lunar eclipse, and a full moon all in one.
Nasa writes in explanation, “The Jan. 31 full moon is special for three reasons: it’s the third in a series of “supermoons,” when the Moon is closer to Earth in its orbit — known as perigee — and about 14 percent brighter than usual. It’s also the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a “blue moon.” The super blue moon will pass through Earth’s shadow to give viewers in the right location a total lunar eclipse. While the Moon is in the Earth’s shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a “blood moon.” (Tricia Talbert, ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ Coming Jan. 31). A longer answer can be found in this article.
When Can I See the Super Blue Blood Moon?
Depending on where you are located, you will have a different view of the Super Blood Moon as well as a different time to see it. In general, most of the United States will see it early Wednesday morning. Click here for more information on your best viewing time.
Camp High Rocks will have a small view of this event. We will see only the initial stages as Moonset is around 7:06 am which will end our viewing. Folks in Pacific Time will have the best view. As they will get to see most of the lunar eclipse before dawn. Don’t worry, if you miss out on this lunar eclipse you should have another opportunity on January 21st, 2019. It will however not include a blue moon. (‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ Coming Jan. 31)
Can I View This Event Online?
Yes, we believe you can view it here. Thank you, NASA!
Enjoying viewing the Super Blue Blood Moon tomorrow morning. We will be up early tomorrow with a cup of coffee and a warm jacket to get a glimpse of this special event.