It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope- it’s a super blue blood moon. Here’s what you need to know:
- A super blue blood moon is actually the combination of a lunar eclipse, blood moon and super moon.
- It will be visible in the western hemisphere (you’ll get the best view from the west coast) for the first time in 152 years.
- A supermoon occurs when a full moon falls at the same time the moon’s orbit is closest to earth.
- A blue moon is when there is a second full moon in one calendar month (very rare, hence the term “once in a blue moon”).
- The first full moon of the month occurred on January 1, 2018.
- A blood moon occurs during a lunar eclipse (when the sun, earth and moon are aligned and the moon passes into earth’s shadow) when sunbeams peek out around the edges of the earth, giving the moon a reddish copper color.
- The most appropriate way to commemorate this rare celestial event is with a Blue Moon Belgian White!