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Super Blue Blood Moon

Super Blue Blood Moon
By Kari Strenfel January 29, 2018 6069 Views 4 comments

This January is extra special because we have a Super Blue Blood Moon on January 31st, 2018 at 8:27am EST. A Blue Moon is defined as the second full moon in one calendar month. The first full moon occurred on January 1st, which was also a Full Wolf Moon - or the first full Moon of the year - and it was a Supermoon because the Moon was at it's closest point to the Earth in it's orbit (perigee).

But this time it is also a Blood Moon, which results during a total lunar eclipse where a full moon lines up with the Earth and Sun. When this happens, the Earth blocks the light from the Sun and allows the Moon to turn a reddish color.

The Moon will be 14% larger and 30% brighter than usual and will have a reddish hue. What an exciting start to the year! While we won't see any full moons in February, we will have another Blue Moon on March 31st!

Read more on the Supermoon on space.com

JOhn January 29, 2018 at 3:26 PM
And at 8:27 am we are supposed to see this Super Blue Blood moon. Yeah, right!
Bob January 29, 2018 at 8:38 PM
If you live in the EST, CST or MST time zones, then the eclipse will occur after your moon-set. The moon will be hidden behind the earth at that time in those time zones.

If you live in the Pacific Standard Time zone, or anywhere father west (western Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, etc.), then you will be able to see the Super Blue Blood Moon.
Anthony Mercado January 30, 2018 at 10:16 AM
Exciting! Look forward to seeing it.
Teresa February 6, 2018 at 11:29 AM
I saw the super blue blood moon when i was in Arizona on vacation and it was amazing!