At the end of January 2018, you can bare witness to the moon pulling something amazing off that it hasn't done in 150 years.

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David Woods

It doesn't technically have a proper name, but many are calling it a "super blue blood moon eclipse." It's a mouthful, but for good reason. On January 31st, we'll simultaneously experience a blue moon, a supermoon, and a total lunar eclipse, all in one. The last time this all happened at the same time, Andrew Johnson was our president.

It'll be the second full moon of the month (a blue moon), a super moon (when the moon is full and closest to Earth), and a total lunar eclipse (when the moon appears red). Unfortunately, our view from the states won't be as good as the view from the Eastern hemisphere.

According to, the eclipse will begin February 1st at 3:51 a.m. local time. At 5:51 a.m. local time, the total phase will start and totality will end at 7:07 a.m.

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