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First Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in 150 Years happening Wednesday morning

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You Can Watch This Morning’s Super Blue Blood Moon On You Tube

When it reaches the earth's shadow, some of that sunlight will leak through the atmosphere.

Paul Borchardt with the Milwaukee Astronomical Society said it's something we'll never see again in our lifetime.

Not since Andrew Johnson was President, the second dome on the U.S. Capitol was completed and Jesse James completed his first robbery will the skies experience an event like this. So if you're getting ready for work or sleeping, you might miss it.

The eclipse will be visible for almost 3 hours and 24 minutes, the press release from the centre added.

The last super blue blood moon occurred on December 30, 1982, and the next one won't be until January 31, 2037. "It's very safe to look at and in fact, the moon turns a nice copper orange colour during totality". The moon follows an elliptical orbit that ranges from around 360000km to 406000km away from Earth. The last full moon was on 1 January, so the full moon on 31 January will be the second.

Below you'll find details about this weird moon, broken down by parts, plus how you can best see it and how to get a great picture of it. But the eclipse takes a while and by the time it's fully in shadow and turning "blood" red, the Moon will have set in Caribbean nations and the sun will be up.

The Central Time Zone will be able to view it the best.

The reddish tint - or blood moon - happens due to "the effect of all the sunrises and sunsets all around the planet reflecting off the moon, which I think is really lovely", said NASA astrophysicist Michelle Thaller.

For Denver residents, the eclipse starts 3:51 a.m. local time, with the umbra hitting the Moon's edge at 4:48 a.m.

"Unfortunately, here in Ontario, the beginning of the eclipse is at 6:48am and will set only about 20 minutes later".

According to NASA, the ideal location for viewing, weather permitting, is along the west coast, Alaska, and Hawaii.

Unlike a solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse can be viewed with the naked eye safely, without protective eye wear.

In Western Australia, the eclipse begins at 7.48pm and finishes at 11.11pm. Pacific when the moon enters that pale shadow penumbra phase. The eclipse will start at 6:48am EST, with moonset in Montreal occurring at 7:17am. The moon will stay in its state of total eclipse until 6:07 a.m.

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