Planets and Moons  ID: 12842

Super Blue Blood Lunar Eclipse

Get ready for the Super Blue Blood Moon! Our closest celestial neighbor is always a wondrous sight, but on the morning of Jan. 31, 2018, three special lunar events are all happening at the same time, providing an excellent excuse to go out and enjoy the nighttime sky.
1 - The full Moon is near the closest point of its orbit so it appears a little larger than usual, what many call a Supermoon.
2 - It’s the second full Moon of the month, what many call a Blue Moon, though the Moon is not literally blue.
3 - There’s a total lunar eclipse, what many call a Blood Moon, visible before sunrise for the western half of the U.S. and other countries near the Pacific. During a total lunar eclipse, the Moon crosses through the shadow of the Earth and LITERALLY appears red as it reflects all of Earth’s sunrises and sunsets.
Join NASA scientists Michelle Thaller and Noah Petro live from the Goddard Space Flight Center as we discuss where, when, and how to view this lunar extravaganza and the latest Moon science brought to us by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.



Katrina Jackson (USRA): Host
Michelle Thaller (NASA/GSFC): Talent
Noah Petro (NASA/GSFC): Talent
Aries Keck (ADNET): Associate Producer
Rich Melnick (KBRwyle): Director
Stuart A. Snodgrass (KBRwyle): Technical Director
John Caldwell (AIMM): Videographer
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Audio Technician
David Ladd (USRA): Graphics
Pat Kennedy (KBRwyle): Engineer
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