'Super-Blue-Blood Moon' Visible Wednesday Morning In Central Texas

A blue moon is when you have two full moons in a month, which happens about every 2.5 years, said Bruce McCurdy, St. Albert resident and astronomer at the Telus World of Science Edmonton.

The celestial trifecta hasn't happened in 152 years.

At 5:47 AM, the main shadow of the Earth will move across the moon and will slowly turn red. But it will not be visible in South America, Africa and Western Europe.

Unless you live in western North America, Alaska, or the Hawaiian islands, though, you probably won't get to see much: the eclipse starts at 5:51 a.m.

Here's a play-by-play of what to expect. Most of the United States will witness a "super blood blue moon".

"The moon is a little bit closer, so it appears a little bit bigger", said Dewey. The super moon appears larger because it's six per cent closer to the earth and 14 per cent brighter.

So, when the full moon occurs for the second time in a month, it is called Blue Moon.

M Somasekhar What is a Blood Moon and will Indians have the opportunity of watching this rare occurrence along with the total lunar eclipse on January 31? Villanueva says the last time this happened was in 1982 and before that in 1884.

This casts a shadow across the moon, giving it a red glow. When the three are nearly exactly on the same line, it is termed total lunar eclipse.

There's one more piece that's appealing, if not convenient, of this limited, one-night-only engagement: Most anyone in Sonoma County will be able to see it all right from their backyard.

This is when the good part starts.

The early bird gets to witness a total lunar eclipse this week. The rest of the visible moon will retain its coloring.

Then, finally, a blood moon refers to the phenomenon when the moon is in the earth's shadow, casting a reddish tint on the moon.

Brisbane, Hobart and Perth are set to enjoy clear skies for the super blue blood moon, reported. Eastern, but you won't see the totality before the sun rises. That will be your super moon and blue moon.

Chances are you have used the phrase "once in a blue moon" - but have you ever wondered where it came from?

"When the moon finally becomes completely covered by the Earth's shadow, it's not going to be very high above the horizon, and sunrise will be coming along in 30 to 35 minutes", he said.

Finally, at the end of the penumbral phase, it will return to its full and dazzling brightness.

  • Carolyn Briggs