The Total Solar Eclipse Was So 2017 …

January 26, 2018

On January 31st, parts of the world will be treated to a viewing of a rare space phenomenon known as a “super blue blood lunar eclipse.” What exactly is a super blue blood lunar eclipse? It’s a special celestial event that combines a blue moon (the second full moon of the month), a super blood moon (when the moon is closest to Earth, making it appear much larger than usual), and a lunar eclipse (when Earth is lined up directly between the sun and the moon and casts a shadow on the moon) all at once. Mind blown, right? But what makes this an even more incredible event is how rare this specific type of event actually is. The last time a super blue blood moon eclipse appeared in the sky was in 1866—that’s over 150 years ago! Who will get the best viewing of this once in a blue moon-kind of event? Alaska, Hawaii, and northwestern Canada will get to see the moon in all of its phases, while parts of Asia will get a pretty good view as well.

Will you be in a part of the world to witness the super blue blood lunar eclipse? Take pictures and share them with Xyza by emailing editor@xyzanews.com.

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