Depending on where you live, you are in for quite the treat, something that has not been seen in over 150 years, as the Super Blue Blood Moon is nearly upon us!
This is quite literally a once-in-a-lifetime event, a ‘lunar trifecta’, if you will, as the last time this combination formed in the sky was on March 31, 1866.
What is that, you ask? Well, it is when three-different phases of the moon combine for a grand spectacle in the sky. A ‘Supermoon’ phase is when the moon is closest to the Earth, a ‘Blue Moon’ is more common as it is just the second full moon of the month and a ‘Blood Moon’ is a total lunar eclipse, which makes the moon look red.
You will need to get up on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at roughly dawn to see the unusual transformation. The West Coast of the United States will have the best view as folks will witness the complete overlap, while on the East Coast, viewers will see a partial overlap.
For more information regarding the SBBM, including times to see it best, based on where you live and how to view it if you don’t live in an ideal area, check out the NASA release for the event.