We're in store for a real treat to end the month of January! We'll be seeing the second full moon in the month, and that full moon is deemed the "Blue Moon."
This one also happens to be a Super Moon, so it will appear brighter and bigger than normal!
Even more, it will all happen during a partial lunar eclipse, which is when the earth falls between the sun and the moon and casts a shadow on the moon which gives it a red tint (hence the term "blood moon").
The forecast calls for clear conditions that night, so that's good news because there is one more amazing thing that will be happening!
Those along the west coast will also be treated to a total lunar eclipse, while we will see a partial. It will happen around 6:48 AM the morning of Wednesday Jan. 31.
Also note that the moon will officially set at 7:28 AM on Wednesday the 31st, so be sure to remember to set your alarm early enough if you don't want to miss it!
This one is safe to look at luckily! It will look like a dark shadow moving across the moon.
So, mark you calendar for January 31 to keep you eye to the sky! It also happens to be my mom Polly's birthday! What a great way to celebrate!
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