Rare 'Super Blue Blood Moon' coming soon

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Rare 'Super Blue Blood Moon' coming soon

Stages of the January 31, 2018 "super blue blood moon" (weather permitting) are depicted in Pacific Time with "moonset" times for major cities across the US, which affect how much of the event viewers will see.

Confused? You're probably not the only one.

USQ's Jake Clark said while the moon would be visible in the main township, the best place to view the phenomenon would be well out of town. The eclipse will be more hard to see in the lightening pre-dawn sky, and the Moon will set after 7 a.m.as the Sun begins to rise.

The super moon is less common.

A "Supermoon" is generally defined when the moon is slightly closer to the Earth and appears slightly larger in the sky (although this is hard to see with the naked eye.) A "Blue Moon" is when there's a second full moon in a month.

Skywatchers will get a rare triple treat January 31, with a supermoon, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse.

The "blue-moon" designation has nothing to do with color - it simply refers to the very unusual occurrence of two full moons in a single month. "The moon crosses through our Earth's shadow, causing our moon's illuminated surface to act as a lens, and giving the once bland greyscale surface to glow a soft peachy red".

However, you'll have to get in position fairly quickly.

The eclipse will last nearly 3½ hours from the beginning of the partial phase at 3:48 a.m. PT until it ends at 7:12 a.m. PT, according to Sky and Telescope.

The coolest thing about this celestial event is the lunar eclipse component with this.

Dubbed as the "super blue blood moon", the rare event will feature a trifecta of interactions the moon has with the earth and the sun.

The first full moon of January happened on January 1 or 2, depending on time zones.

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