Tuesday, January 30, 2018

How to see the 'super blue blood moon' in Orlando tomorrow morning

Posted By on Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 12:39 PM

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If you want to catch the rare "super blue blood moon" in Orlando you're going to have to get up pretty damn early tomorrow morning.

According to NASA, Orlandoans should plan on staring at the western horizon from 5:51 a.m. to 6.45 a.m Wednesday, Jan. 31.

What's so special about this particular moon, besides the cool name? Well, essentially, it's a triple celestial event. The moon is "super" because its orbit will be as close to the Earth as it can get, which will make it appear 7 percent larger. It will be the second full moon in a calendar month, which makes it a "blue" moon. Also, there will be a partial lunar eclipse, giving the moon a reddish "blood" tint from sun beams peaking out from behind.

Unlike the solar eclipse, it's totally safe to stare at the moon. So, shades off.

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