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Super Blue Blood Moon

  • Posted on: 30 January 2018
  • By: Ron Liskey

There will be a special celestial event visible from western North America and Hawaii in the pre-dawn sky on Wednesday, January 31 (that is, the night of Tuesday, January 30): a total lunar eclipse (when the Moon goes into Earth's shadow) that is also a "blue moon" (the second full moon in a single calendar month) and also a "supermoon" (when the full moon is close to Earth in its elliptical orbit). This will be a "super blue blood moon"!

Here are the relevant times in California