(Washington, DC) — Thousands of Americans are setting alarms to watch the super blue blood moon and lunar eclipse. NASA claims this rare celestial trifecta can best be seen in its totality from places like Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, and parts of Nevada. On Wednesday this month’s second full moon will appear 14-percent bigger and 30-percent brighter. Only those viewing the total eclipse will see the reddish-orange hue of a blood moon.
The last time this rare trifecta occurred in the U.S. was 152 years ago and will begin about 7:51 a.m. Eastern time. It is a supermoon because it is closest to Earth during its orbit; it’s a blue moon because it is the second full moon of the calendar year; and, it is a blood moon because it coincides with a lunar eclipse.
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