First Time in 150 Years: Blue Moon, Supermoon and Lunar Eclipse All At Once

January 24, 2018

First Time in 150 Years: Blue Moon, Supermoon and Lunar Eclipse All At Once

Photo From AccuWeather

For the first time in over 150 years in the Western Hemisphere, a blue moon, a supermoon, and a lunar eclipse will converge next week.

Here’s what’s happening:

  • A Supermoon, when a full moon appears larger and brighter due to its distance. The moon is just under 239,000 miles away from Earth; it can reach approximately 17,000 miles closer to Earth when it’s a Supermoon.
  • A Blue Moon is the second full moon in a calendar month. This may not sound like a phenom to some, but to put it into perspective, the last Blue Moon occurred in July of 2015.
  • A Total Lunar Eclipse occurs when the moon is covered by Earth’s shadow.

Luckily, all 50 states will be able to experience this spacial anomaly. If you’re planning to stay up or wake up, here’s what you can expect:

  • This will occur from the night of Tuesday, January 30th to the predawn hours of Wednesday, January 31st.
  • The moon will appear normal for most of the night but will become a reddish orange color in the early hours of January 31st. This change occurs due to the moon passing through the shadow of the Earth.
  • Tuesday night forecasts mostly clear skies across the Southwest and East Coast, giving prime viewing conditions. While the South and Pacific Northwest to the Great Lakes should expect disruptive clouds.

Subscribe here for more updates and tips when you need it the most.



Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Resources

Homes and Cars: What To Do After Flooding Occurs
Homes and Cars: What To Do After Flooding Occurs

February 23, 2018

From Monday to Wednesday, central U.S. cities witnessed massive rain storms, receiving a month’s worth of rain within 48 hours. Cities in Texas, Michigan, Oklahoma, and everywhere between are experiencing flooding as rivers rise. Reaching major flood levels will be an easy feat for some rivers. Indiana towns, Elkhart and Goshen, were hit hard, declaring a state of emergency, forcing citizens to evacuate.

If you have to abandon your home and car to escape the dangerous floods, what should you do once you return home?

Continue Reading

Top 10 Survival Tips You Shouldn't Try
Top 10 Survival Tips You Shouldn't Try

February 15, 2018

We’re all familiar with myths, legends, and old wives’ tales, and they’re usually fun to hear. But it’s all fun and games until you apply them to real life situations. We have a list of common survival tips that are more fiction than fact.

  1. Don’t Try: Sucking venom out of a snakebite.
    Try: If someone is bitten with a venomous bite, get to a hospital as soon as possible. In transit, try to keep their heart rate low and hold the affected limb below heart level.
  2. Don’t Try: Playing dead when a bear attacks.
    Try: In the woods, quietly back away. In or around your yard and/or campsite, make yourself large and loud to scare off the bear.
  3. Don’t Try: Punching a shark in the nose.

Continue Reading

Too Cold For The Gold? Winter Olympics 2018
Too Cold For The Gold? Winter Olympics 2018

February 08, 2018

Olympic organizers are taking no chances, after a recent concert held in the 35,000 seat PyeongChang Olympic Stadium left six people with hypothermia, preparations are being made to keep everyone warm. The ceremony will be shortened from it’s usual 4-hour procession to 2-hours. Team USA, will walk out onto the floor in exclusive battery charging heated jackets; and spectators will be handed hats, blankets, and seat warmers.

Continue Reading