For The First Time In 152 Years, We're Getting A Super Blue Blood Moon

Diply 24 Jan 2018

This particular blood moon will happen with the moon at the closest point of its orbit, making it a supermoon.

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Supermoons tend to be about 14% brighter than usual — and, as a bonus, it's the second full moon in January, making it a blue moon.

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How rare a sight will this be? Well, the last time we had a super blue blood moon was 1866.

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So you might want to consider checking it out. The bummer is that Eastern viewers will have a small window to enjoy it, with the best viewing in the West, Alaska, and Hawaii.

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Experts say that in the East, viewers will have about a half an hour, starting at 6:48 a.m. EST, to see the blood moon before it sets.

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And it will have to compete with the sunrise, so viewers should head to a high place and watch the sky to the west-northwest.

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In the West, viewers will get to see the bloody lunar eclipse in totality between 4:51 a.m. PST and 6:05 a.m. 

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So here's hoping for some cloud-free skies to get a great view of this rare event.

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