Will the cosmic Lunar Trifecta shine bright in your part of the world? Early Wednesday morning, we will have a Lunar Trifecta — a supermoon, a blue moon, and a blood moon — which hasn’t been seen anywhere on Earth since December 1982, and in the Americas in over 150 years!
RARE SUPER BLUE BLOOD MOON
For the second time in a month, there will be a total eclipe of the full moon (a/k/a blue moon) and this marvel of an occurrence includes a double bonus in the form of a supermoon and a blood moon. This Lunar Trifecta will happen on January 31st early in the morning.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN IN SIMPLE TERMS?
BLOOD MOON = a Total Lunar Eclipse. When the lunar eclipse reaches its peak, it sometimes takes on a reddish tone.
SUPERMOON = occurs when the full moon is the closest to Earth. It’s usually 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger in size.
BLUE MOON = the second full moon in a month. Wednesday’s Blue Moon will be the second of the month, the fourth in a season. It should be noted that the last Blue Moon was seen in May 2016.
The best views of tomorrow’s super blue blood moon will be for people on the northern part of North America’s West Coast and for viewers across China, Japan and most of Australia — where watchers will witness the entire eclipse during the early morning hours.
TIME TO GET SOCIALLY SPARKED!
If you miss the chance to see tomorrow’s Lunar Trifecta or parts thereof, not to worry. Viewers will have another opportunity in 2018 to get Socially Sparked®! The next total lunar eclipse will arrive on July 27th and will be visible from Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, and South America. — Abbe is Socially Sparked. Tweet @sosparkednews & @asparks01