Early tomorrow morning (Jan 31st) We will experience what NASA is calling a lunar trifecta, a “super blue blood moon” and will hit us in the eye like a big pizza pie.
This event is special for a few reasons.
- This moon is the third in a series of super moons, which is when the moon is closer to earth in its orbit, and will be about 14% brighter than it usually is
- This is also the second full moon of the month, which is known as a “blue moon.” And this super blue moon will be passing through the earth’s shadow, giving us a total lunar eclipse.
- While the moon is in the earth’s shadow, NASA says it will take on a reddish tint, which is known as a “blood moon.”
Here in Vancouver the best viewing will start at 2:51 am, peaking at 5:29 am, and concluding at 7:51 am.
Now we just have to pray for clear skies.