"We've had a lot of supermoons and we've had lunar eclipses, but it's rare that it also happens to be a blue moon", said Jason Aufdenberg, associate professor of physics and astronomy at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's campus in Daytona Beach, Florida. When the moon is full during an eclipse, there is a total lunar eclipse. If it is cloudy, or if you don't live in the area where you can see it, here's where to access a hi-def live stream that will enable viewers to watch the glorious celestial progression of our only natural satellite. For a lunar eclipse, it's the same idea: you still have shadows, but in this case, it's the Earth blocking off the sunlight for the moon.
First, we'll notice the super blue moon first on Tuesday night.
The next eclipse visible from western Kentucky will be a total lunar eclipse on January 21, 2019.
THE Sunshine Coast is about to bear witness to a one-in-150-year lunar event, as astronomical buffs across the world count down the hours and hope for clear weather ahead of the "super blue blood moon". She said Oregonians will be able to see the Total Lunar Eclipse, as long as its dark outside.
"If you're in that shadow, you don't get to see the sun, and you get a solar eclipse. The eclipse begins at 5.51 a.m. ET, as the moon is about to set in the western sky, and the sky is getting lighter in the east". "Probably dreaming of being in Hawaii where the eclipse will be seen in its entirety and much higher in the sky", he wrote.
"For the (continental) US, the viewing will be best in the west", said Gordon Johnston, program executive and lunar blogger at NASA Headquarters in Washington on NASA's website. As light is scattered away and refracted by our atmosphere during the lunar eclipse, most of the colors are filtered out, leaving us with a reddish "blood moon".
If you've got a good imagination, the best view would be from the moon, he says.
If you're in North America and miss this lunar eclipse - or if you had a lot of bad weather - you'll have to wait nearly another year for the next one.
"Super moon is a full or new moon that occurs when the center of the moon is less than 360,000 kilometers from the center of the earth". This occurs only when the sun, earth, and moon are aligned. Slooh spokespeople will narrate the progress of our satellite beginning 7 a.m. EST (1200 GMT), offering lunar science and mythology.