Blue Moon, Supermoon, Total Lunar Eclipse Rolled Into One
On Wednesday, a significant part of the world will get the opportunity to see a blue moon and a supermoon, as well as an aggregate lunar overshadowing, all moved into one. There hasn't been a triple lineup like this since 1982 and the following won't happen until 2037.
The overshadowing will be noticeable best in the western portion of the U.S. what's more, Canada before the moon sets early Wednesday morning, and over the Pacific into Asia as the moon rises Wednesday night into Thursday.
The U.S. East Coast will be stuck between a rock and a hard place; the moon will set similarly as the shroud begins. Europe and a large portion of Africa and South America likewise will essentially miss the show.
A blue moon is the second full moon in a month. A supermoon is an especially close full or new moon, showing up to some degree brighter and greater. An aggregate lunar overshadowing — or blood moon for its ruddy tinge — has the moon totally showered in Earth's shadow.
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"I'm calling it the Super Bowl of moons," lunar researcher Noah Petro said Monday from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.