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All you need to know about the Super Blue Blood Moon

See this special lunar eclipse at 6am Wednesday morning

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SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah) - It's been 152 years since the last Super Blue Blood Moon; all you need to do to see this one is wake up a little early. 

The experts at Clark Planetarium say this lunar eclipse is so special because three natural phenomena will happen at once. 

  • Blood Moon: The moon will look blood red because of the lunar eclipse. As it passes through the shadow of the earth, it will be lit by atmospheric light, just like a sunset. 
  • Blue Moon: A blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month. 
  • Super Moon: The moon is at it's closest point to earth on it's egg-shaped orbit. 

Clark Planetarium Director Seth Jarvis says, "It's not as if lunar eclipses are super rare, they happen kind of often, but it's really rare, like the last one was 152 years ago, that you get a blood moon and a blue moon and a super moon at the same time."

You can see the Blue Blood Super Moon Wednesday morning from about 5:30-6:15 am. If clouds spoil your view, not to worry. Watch the Clark Planetarium live-stream here on our website or on the Good4Utah Facebook page


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