WEATHER BLOG: What is the Super Blue Blood Moon?

If you are a space fan, make sure to set those alarm clocks Wednesday morning. A rare astronomical event is expected to take place around 7:27 a.m. CST. The last time a "super blue blood moon" happened was 35 years ago, back in December 1982.

So what makes it a "super blue blood moon"? It is special for a few reasons. First, it is closer to the earth in it's orbit and 14 percent brighter than usual. Also, it is a blue moon, which means it is the second full moon of the month. And lastly, it will pass through Earth's shadow, turning it a reddish color. All of these factors add up to make it a "super blue blood moon".