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Too Cloudy To See The Super Blue Blood Moon? NASA Is Streaming The Rare Event

Jan 30, 2018

Starting early Wednesday, stargazers are going to see three moons in one. But clouds may block the view for those of us in the Pacific Northwest.

Wednesday's moon will be a Super Moon, which is when the moon is closest to Earth; a Blue Moon, which is the second full moon in a calendar month; and a Blood Moon, which is a total eclipse of the moon by the Earth's shadow.

According to the National Weather Service, there's a good chance of rain overnight in much of the Puget Sound region. That means clouds could cover the rare sight.

Luckily, NASA is live-streaming the event. The agency says totality will begin at 4:51 a.m. local time, with best viewing between 5-6 a.m.

Each separate lunar event is not all that rare on its own. But the coincidence of all three hasn't been seen in the Americas in more than 150 years.