BLOG: How to see the Super Blue Blood Moon

It's almost here!! Star-gazers have been waiting for this moment for a long time. In fact, the Super Blue Blood Moon hasn't happened in the US in 152 years! 

A Super Blue Blood Moon is a multitude of lunar events combined into one:

SUPER: The moon is 14% bigger and 30% brighter than normal due to the moon's proximity to the earth. 

BLUE: It's the 2nd Full Moon in 1 month

BLOOD: The moon has a reddish hue due to light scattering 

ECLIPSE: The moon will pass through the shadow of the earth

The best viewing times will be Wednesday morning after 6:30AM in Eastern Oklahoma, until the moon sets at 7:27AM. The moon will take on the full reddish hue around 6:51AM. The moon will start to get harder to see towards sunrise at 7:26AM. It looks like there may be a few high clouds around on Wednesday morning, but those shouldn't effect viewing of the moon. 

Be sure to send your pictures of the moon to us by emailing weather@kjrh.com