"Once in a blue moon" rare occurrence to happen tomorrow night

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In some parts of Australia, Wednesday night's full moon will also be a blue moon, which has nothing to do with the colour blue.

So, when the full moon occurs for the second time in a month, it is called Blue Moon.

The Central Time Zone will be able to view it the best. He says lunar eclipses are often referred to as a "Super Moon" as well, which is a term coined by an astrologer in 1979 to describe when a moon is closest to earth while full. These fine particles can scatter blue light and make the moon appear blue.

Especially for the total lunar eclipse, which will happen early Wednesday morning.

"But every year, we will have a couple of moons that are close to the perigee point where they're full, so... people are calling it 'supermoon'". In 2018, there are two Full Moons in both January and March.

At 5:51 a.m., the moon will be fully engulfed in shadow and should appear blood-red.

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McCurdy said that it would likely be tough to see the eclipse in the Edmonton region as it's supposed to be cloudy Wednesday.

Two other lunar events coincide with the blue moon, the Super moon and the Blood moon. "While the Moon is in the Earth's shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a 'blood moon'". This is because the moon's passage through the Earth's shadow is equally visible from all places within the hemisphere where the moon is above the local horizon. Skies are expected to be mostly clear and the overnight low of approximately 48 degrees. Parts of the northern Plains could have enough breaks in the clouds to see the total lunar eclipse. Johnston said the January 21, 2019 lunar eclipse will be visible throughout all of the US and will be a supermoon, though it won't be a blue moon.

The partial lunar eclipse starts in Richmond at 5:51am tomorrow, reaching its max around 7:10am, and ending around 7:13am at moon set.

For those hoping to see something happen, but not the whole event, be outside around 6:30 a.m.

Website Unsealed writes: "If the Great American Eclipse was the darkened sun piece of the puzzle, perhaps this blood moon is the missing piece, which could mean the Day of the LORD begins soon, perhaps even this year".

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