Set your alarms, space fans — if you can drag yourself out of bed on Wednesday, you’re in for a treat.
The pre-dawn hours of January 31 will play host to an incredibly rare celestial convergence — a “super blue blood moon.”
To prepare you for the lunar triple whammy, here’s your all-you-need-to-know guide.
What is a ‘super blue blood moon’?
Let’s break it down by its three parts: “super,” “blue” and “blood.”
So, a “supermoon” is when a full moon occurs at the same time as its perigee, the closest point of the moon’s orbit with Earth. The result: the moon appears larger than normal and NASA is predicting this one will be 14% brighter than usual.
Chances are you have used the phrase “once in a blue moon” — but have you ever wondered where it came from? The well-known idiom actually refers to the rare…
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