Super Blue Blood Moon

One of the subjects of my new book is the night sky, which is seen most clearly in the winter time. For more on that subject pick up a copy of the book (now available on Kindle as well!) The Super Blue Blood Moon is a fairly rare event, the last one occurring in July of 2015. In reality, it is just three more common events rolled into one. The Super Moon is simply the Moon in its closest orbit to us, which makes it slightly bigger in the night sky. The Blue Moon is when the full Moon occurs two times in the same month and the Blood Moon is a lunar eclipse. But the conjunction of these three events is worth getting out to see if you can. The best view in North America will be from the West Coast but if you get up before the sunrise in the east you might catch a portion of the Earth’s shadow crossing the Moon’s face.