Super Moon, Blue Moon & Lunar Eclipse on The Same Night?
If you are a sky-watcher, you are in for a treat during the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 31. That morning there will be a trifecta of events that will take place. The viewing trifecta includes another Super Moon, a Blue Moon and a Lunar Eclipse.
A Super Moon occurs when a full moon coincides with the moon’s perigee which is the point where the moon’s orbit is at its closest point to Earth.
A Blue Moon is when two full moons happen in the same calendar month. The first Full moon this month occurred on January 1 and the second one will take place on Wednesday night.
The Lunar Eclipse will occur when the moon passes into Earth's shadow and that should also happen on Wednesday morning. The eclipse will last some 2 hours and 14 minutes and will begin at 4:51 a.m. and conclude at 7:05 a.m.