When To Watch For The Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse: Free Advice Friday
It's been 150 years since the moon has given sky watchers a triple threat. On this week's Free Advice Friday some info on when to watch for the Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse...
The moon is getting ready to put on an amazing show in the sky for us one that the world hasn't seen since 1866!
Next Wednesday, January 31st the moon will be the second full moon of the month which will make it a Blue Moon, it will also be so close to the Earth in it's orbit that it will also be a Super Moon (which means it will appear significantly brighter and closer to Earth), and to top it all off the moon will also be in a Lunar Eclipse which will give it the reddish color of a Blood Moon!
This sounds as though it is going to be a crazy sight to behold! According to USA Today the best place to see this vision of awesomeness go down is on the West Coast but here in the East we should get a pretty spectacular view even if we will only get a partial eclipse due to moon set. If you want to check it out you are going to make sure you make some time on the morning of the 31st because although the the whole spectacle lasts about 3 1/2 hours with 77 minutes of totality the sun will be working against us here on the east however, I'm sure there will be some cool video footage coming out online.
The eclipse will last almost 3½ hours from the beginning of the partial phase at 6:48 a.m. ET until it ends at 10:12 a.m. ET, according to Sky and Telescope. Totality lasts a generous 77 minutes, from 7:51 a.m. ET to 9:08 a.m. ET. By that time, however, the moon will already have set in the eastern time zone.