Today we are under the influence of the lunar eclipse and as if that weren’t spectacular enough tonight we have a super blue blood moon!
A super moon occurs when it the moon is closest to the earth, in this case appearing 7% larger and 15% brighter than usual.
As the saying ‘once in a blue moon’ illustrates, blue moons are rare. A blue moon occurs when there are two full moons in the same calendar month.
The blood aspect of this moon is named after the reddish tinge that it adopts during a lunar eclipse. The full moon turns red as it is covered by the earths shadow.
It’s a rare treat for these three events to converge and a good excuse to marvel at the moon tonight.