23 Spectacular Photos Of The 2018 Super Blue Blood Moon
February 2, 2018 10:10
On Wednesday, millions of Americans were looking skyward, eager to catch a glimpse of the very rare super blue blood moon. This rare phenomenon has nothing to do with mythical creatures (sorry to disappoint you werewolf lovers). But it is indeed special because the last time it occurred was over 150 years ago.
The super blue blood moon is a full moon, which occurs usually every 29.5 days. In some instances, two full moons may occur in a month. This happens only once in three years and is called a blue moon.
Now, it gets even more interesting. The last blue moon appeared in July 2015. The blood moon occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun; it gives a red tint to the moon. And this is also the time when the moon is closest to the earth.
Put a blue moon together with a blood moon and voila! You will get a super blue blood moon.