You Won’t Want To Miss This Incredible Astronomical Event Happening In The U.S.
Get ready to witness something that hasn’t occurred in over 150 years. A unique astronomical phenomenon known as a “Super Blue Blood Moon” will light up the skies on January 31, 2018.
This unique phenomenon is a combination of three rare events. It will be the second full moon in one month, which is known as a “blue moon.” This is actually the origin of the well-known expression “once in a blue moon.”
The western portion of North America will have the best view of the blood moon, with Alaska and Hawaii being ideal skywatching spots. The moon will be visible before sunrise in North America, reaching its peak in the western states around 5:30 a.m.
The show won’t be quite as majestic for viewers on the East Coast, but you can still catch some of the magic by heading outside around 6:45 a.m. and getting to a high place where you have a view of the horizon in the west-northwest.
The Super Blue Blood Moon will be visible on January 31. Click here to read NASA’s press release about the event and learn more about viewing times in your area.