How To Watch The Super Blue Moon
About half of the continental United States will be treated to a trifecta of celestial events on Wednesday morning, but star-gazers will have to rise extra early to witness the phenomenon.
The super blue blood moon will be “really stunning event,” Noah Petro, a scientist for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, said in an interview:
“It’s gonna be a pretty spectacular sight to see.”
How to watch the super blue blood moon
All those on the West Coast will have to do is get up extremely early, before 4 a.m, and look up to the western sky. They will see the moon, which will dim as it passes into the Earth’s shadow, Petro said.
“The sky will then get dark, and once the moon is completely submerged in the earth’s shadow, it will turn into a beautiful red color.”
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Gabriel Biderman, a professional nighttime photographer and founder of photography group National Parks at Night, suggests that people find out exactly when the moon is rising and setting in their location to determine the perfect time to go out and see the lunar eclipse.
In San Francisco, for example, the partial eclipse will begin at 3:48 a.m. and go into total eclipse from 4:51 a.m. to 6:07 a.m., according to NASA.
The farther east you go, the less you’ll be able to see. In Chicago, the total lunar eclipse begins at 6:51 a.m., and the maximum eclipse is visible at 6:56 a.m. The moon will then set at 7:03 a.m., and the lunar eclipse will no longer be visible.
Unlike the total solar eclipse that occurred in August 2017, the total lunar eclipse will be safe to view with the naked eye. It will also last for more than an hour, while the totality of darkness from the solar eclipse was fleeting — less than three minutes.
Those on the East Coast should go out to see the super blue moon on Tuesday, the night before the total lunar eclipse, Biderman said.
Petro encourages people to go out and look at the moon in the nights following the event so they can “see how it changes over the course of the month” and “how the next moon compares,” he said.
Source: ABC News