Delaware Public Media science reporter Katie Peikes talked with NASA Goddard's chief scientist Jim Garvin about what we can observe here in Delaware and what this rare super blue blood moon spectacle holds for the future of space research. It comes from having a second full moon in a calendar month. The moon will appear 14 per cent brighter and seven per cent larger.
At 5:51 a.m. EST on January 31, space observers in New York City will see the Moon enter Earth's penumbra (the lighter, outer part of its shadow), according to Space.com. Mainly because it's best viewed as it descends from the night's sky.
In much of the rest of the world, the full moon will also glow red, making it a super blue blood moon, because it will pass through earth's shadow in an eclipse.
What the hell is the "super blue blood moon" anyway? There hasn't been a triple lineup like this since 1982 and the next won't occur until 2037. The eclipse happens simultaneously for every viewer, and the end will happen simultaneously for everyone, too.
She said the moon on January 1 was actually closer to Earth than the one we'll see tomorrow. By about 6:15 a.m. CST the Earth's reddish shadow will be clearly noticeable on the Moon.
But why is a total lunar eclipse referred to as a blood moon?
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At 6:51 AM Wednesday, totality of the lunar eclipse will occur and the moon will turn completely red. If you love Halloween, get your costume ready for 2020 because October 31, 2020 will be the next blue moon.
Clouds and snow showers are expected over western and northern Wyoming Wednesday morning with mostly to partly cloudy skies across the rest of the Cowboy State.
"The moon is just setting as the eclipse really gets rolling for us at 7 a.m., 7:30 a.m.", she said.
Website Unsealed writes: "If the Great American Eclipse was the darkened sun piece of the puzzle, perhaps this blood moon is the missing piece, which could mean the Day of the LORD begins soon, perhaps even this year".
A super blue blood moon will be taking place - a spectacle that hasn't been seen in the USA since 1866.
Die-hard eclipse-watchers should head out at 3:51 a.m., when the Earth's penumbra, the partial shadow of our planet, begins crossing the moon's surface.