A blue moon, super moon and blood moon will occur on the same day again in the not-so-distant future

By Mackenzie Schmidt
January 31, 2018 12:15 PM

If you missed this morning’s “super blue blood moon,” fear not. The next one isn’t that far off.

Thought it has been 150 years since the last time a blue moon, super moon and total lunar eclipse occurred simultaneously, the phenomenon won’t take nearly as long to reappear.

The next one will happen on January 31, 2037, according to a tweet from NASA. The previous “super blue blood moon” was visible on May 31, 1844.

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This rare celestial sight is made up of three coinciding events. A supermoon is when the moon is closer to Earth in its orbit, therefore appearing larger and brighter. A blue moon is the rare occurrence of a second full moon in a single calendar month — the first took place on Jan. 1. Finally, a lunar eclipse occurs when a full moon passes into Earth’s shadow. The “blood” part of the name comes from the faint red sunbeams that peek out around the edges of the Earth, giving the moon a reddish color.

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Want to relive today’s show in the sky? Check out this NASA livestream or watch a one-minute timelapse of the multi-hour event, above.

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