An extremely rare Super Blue Blood Moon will light up the morning sky on Wednesday. Set your alarm clock early, because this is a rare event that you will not want to miss.
On the morning of January 31, there will be a lunar trifecta: The Super Blue Blood Moon. This full moon is a "supermoon." A "supermoon" happens when the moon is closest to Earth in orbit - known as perigee - and appears brighter and bigger than usual. It is also a "blue moon," not because of its color, but because it is the second full moon of the month. While all that is happening, there will also be a lunar eclipse. During an eclipse, the moon will pass to the Earth's shadow which will give it a reddish tint, known as a "blood moon."
While the lunar eclipse will begin at about 4:50 AM, the best viewing will be from 6:10 AM until about 6:30 AM CST. That will be the peak of the lunar eclipse and when the moon will have a reddish color.
For best viewing, get away from city lights and find a high place with a clear view to the west. The moon will be low in the sky.
You might have to peek around a few clouds, but overall the weather should cooperate. The forecast for 6 AM Wednesday is partly cloudy with temps in the upper 20s.