Valley witnesses rare Super Blue Blood Moon

Valley witnesses rare Super Blue Blood MoonAn ultra rare Super Blue Blood Moon gives early risers on Wednesday morning a spectacular show high in the western sky. The eclipse reached totality at 5:30 a.m., marking the first time since the 1860s that North American viewers could witness the coincidence of a Super Moon, when the orbit comes closest to earth and makes it appear up to 15 percent larger; a Blue Moon, when there is a second full moon in a single calendar month; and the so-called Blood Moon, which gets its name from the penumbral shadow the earth casts over the moon during an eclipse. Statistically speaking, those phenomena syncronize only once in about every 265 years. — Photo by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2018-02-02