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7 Things to Know About the Super Blue Blood Moon

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope- it’s a super blue blood moon. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. A super blue blood moon is actually the combination of a lunar eclipse, blood moon and super moon.
  2. 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.
  3. A supermoon occurs when a full moon falls at the same time the moon’s orbit is closest to earth.
  4. 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”).
  5. The first full moon of the month occurred on January 1, 2018.
  6. 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.
  7. The most appropriate way to commemorate this rare celestial event is with a Blue Moon Belgian White!


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