Super Blue Blood Moon Oh My

Super Blue Blood Moon

Today is one of those days you find out that has not happened in a long long time.  A day or say night like this has not happened since 1866, man that is a long time ago.  That’s 150 years ago the last time this happened in the western hemisphere. Watching this go down now at 5 am and wow!   The moon is bright, big and it going to have a total eclipse.

What is a Super Blue Blood Moon?

A blood moon is when the moon is totally eclipsed by the earth.   This happens quite rare as the eclipse has to happen and the moon needs to be in the full moon phase.    The term blood moon comes from when the eclipse blocks most the suns light and it appears red.  The red happens from the bending of the light around the earth.  The supermoon happens when the moon is at the closest it can be to the earth when it rotates around us.  When the moon is this close it can appear up to 30% larger than normal.    The term Supermoon was coined by an astronomer named Richard Nolle.  He calculated that for when a supermoon to happen the moon is 226,000 miles away from the earth.  The event becomes a blue moon when we see the full moon twice in a month.    This is very rare also as the moon is full roughly every 29.5 days.  Jan 1 we had a full moon and luckily there are 31 days in January to give us this phenomenon.  Man, that is a lot of rare things happening at one time.  Today is truly a day when we Elev8.

What effects happen from a supermoon?

Even though a full moon is sometimes associated with madness and lunacy, there’s no evidence that it actually has any effect on humans. Despite this, a supermoon is believed to have an impact on the Earth’s waters. When a full moon is closer to our planet, the tide levels are often higher. While there is no solid scientific evidence, some astrology boffins believe that a supermoon was responsible for tsunamis in Tohuku in 2011 and the Indian Ocean in 2004.  I think werewolves run wild and play.

When could you have seen this thing according to NASA?

At 5:51 a.m. EST on Jan. 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. The penumbra slightly darkens the Moon, though only a little. It will touch the umbra, the darker part of the shadow which gives the eclipse look at 6:48 a.m. local time. However, the moon sets just 16 minutes later.

In Chicago, observers will see the penumbra touch at 4:51 a.m. CST and the umbral eclipse starts at 5:48 a.m. CST. By 6:16 a.m., it will have the blood-red color and enter into totality. The Moon sets at 7:03 a.m. in Chicago.

For Denver residents, the eclipse starts 3:51 a.m. local time, with the umbra hitting the Moon’s edge at 4:48 a.m. Maximum eclipse occurs at 6:29 a.m. and the lunar eclipse ends at 7:07 a.m. local time, with the moon setting 7 minutes later.

Californians may have the best experience of all. The penumbral eclipse starts at 2:51 a.m. PST and the partial eclipse starts at 3:48 a.m.; almost an hour later, at 4:51 a.m. PST, the total phase starts and lasts until 5:29 a.m. PST.

Totality ends at 6:07 a.m. and the moon is set to emerge from the umbra at 7:11 a.m PST.

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