What is a Super Blue Blood Moon and why it is so unique? The Super Blue Blood Moon is trifecta of 3 different lunar events: the Blood Moon, the Blue Moon, and the Super Moon.
The Blood Moon: During a total lunar eclipse, sunlight shining by the earth gets refracted in earth’s atmosphere and is cast onto the moon’s surface, giving it a reddish-orange color. Essentially you see “the glow of all the sunrises and sunsets on Earth, all at the same time.” — Gordon Johnston, NASA
The Blue Moon: the 2nd full moon to occur in a month.
The Supermoon: when the moon is closer to Earth in its orbit than usual.
If you’re on the West Coast like us, this best time to see the eclipse will be shortly before sunrise between 4:51 and 6:05 am, peaking at 5:30am. So get your coffee ready!