Look Up Early Birds!
A total lunar eclipse will happen this month.
You don't need special glasses for this month's eclipse, but you will need to be outside around sunrise (6:45-7:15 am). Look to the west starting as early as 5:50 am for the start of the lunar eclipse. A lunar eclipse is when Earth is between the moon and the sun. Back in August we had a solar eclipse where the moon was between the sun and Earth.
On January 31st we will have a total lunar eclipse during our second full moon of the month. Normally we would call the second full moon in a particular month a "Blue Moon". Since the moon will turn a deep red color, it will also be a "Blood Moon". Because February only has 28 days and the moon's phases take 29 days, there will be no full moon in February. The next time February will be full-moonless will be in 2037!
Created by Emily Kenny on
Jan 2nd, 2018 @ 2:42 PM.
Updated on Jan 2nd, 2018 @ 4:38 PM.