A rare celestial treat will color the skies on January 31,2018, when a Blue Moon, a total lunar eclipse and a super moon all rolled into one. NASA has even dubbed the event a “Super Blue Blood Moon,” as it will occur near when the moon is at its closest point to Earth, a so-called “super moon.” There hasn’t been a triple lineup like this since 1982 and the next won’t occur until 2037.
The first event is a total lunar eclipse that happens on the morning of Jan. 31. This eclipse will be special! The moon will be both “super” and “blue,” and if skies are clear, sky watchers in North America will be able to see all or part of the eclipse.