Here's how to watch the 'super blue blood moon' next week

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For the first time in 150 years, the Super blue blood moon will appear in the sky. The lunar calendar nearly lines up with our monthly calendar, but not exactly. Because of its proximity, the moon will appear to be 14% bigger and 30% brighter.

A Supermoon means the moon is closest to the earth in it's orbit. The moon will begin to enter the dark umbra of the Earth's shadow around 6:48 am on January 31st and the eclipse will be in progress as the moon sets and the sun rises around 7:31 am in western North Carolina. It isn't actually blue, but it is the second full moon in a month, which doesn't happen often.

The U.S. space agency reports that the western portion of North America, and Alaska and Hawaii will have the best view of the super blue blood moon. "The highlight is the blood moon, which starts at 6:51 a.m". Since the moon needs to be behind the Earth, relative to the sun, a lunar eclipse can only happen on a full moon. He lives in Ottawa so he will see the moon moving into the shadow just as the moon sets. About 3% of all full moons are blue moons.

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The next lunar eclipse that can be viewed by Canadians coast to coast is January 21, 2019. Blood Moon This one comes with a pretty simple description. With most months longer than 29.5 days, it occasionally works out that we have two full moons. But if the October full moon is closer to the date of the equinox, she takes the name. The color red results from the atmospheric scattering of the blue light and the refraction of the red light in the color spectrum.

While these events are, in a sense, common in that they happen on a regular basis, all three happening at the same time is a much more rare occurrence. For those in the Middle East, Asia, eastern Russia, Australia and New Zealand, the "super blue blood moon" can be seen during moonrise the morning of the 31st. The sight will be from Wednesday evening to Thursday morning. If you miss out, you won't get another opportunity again until December 2047.

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