By Miriam Raftery
January 29, 2018 (San Diego) – What’s rarer than once in a blue moon? A “super blood blue moon” that will be visible shortly before sunrise early Wednesday morning.
The rare astronomical event is actually a full lunar eclipse, with the moon in the shadow of the earth for a “blood moon” effect, meaning the moon will appear reddish-orange. This blood moon is combined with a “supermoon” that is the closest point in the moon’s orbit to the earth, making it appear to loom large on the horizon.