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Total lunar eclipse — Experience the glow of the Super Blue Blood Moon.

The Moon is pulling out all the stops right before sunrise on January 31, 2018. Set your alarm early and be sure to get outside before the Moon passes over your city.

What’s a Super Blue Blood Moon?

The Super Blue Blood Moon is the combination of a total lunar eclipse, a Blue Moon and a Supermoon. For 77 minutes, the total lunar eclipse will cast a blood-reddish shadow as the Earth eclipses the Moon. On top of that, we’ll also be treated to a Blue Moon — always the second full Moon of the month — and a Supermoon that will appear larger and about 14% brighter than we’re used to.

Three is the magic number for this event considering the Super Blue Blood Moon hasn’t happened in 150 years.

When is the best time to watch the total lunar eclipse in the US?

Depending where you live in the states, we’ve listed the ideal time to go outside — or find a live stream — and look up at the sky.

Location

Best time to watch

East Coast
  • 6:48 a.m. ET
West Coast
  • 4:51 a.m. PT
Midwest
  • 6:51 a.m. CT
Alaska
  • 3:51 a.m. local time
Hawaii
  • 2:51 a.m. local time

Where around the world can the total lunar eclipse be seen?

The total lunar eclipse can be seen in parts all over the world, however, other Moon gazers may only be able to see a partial eclipse.

It will be fully visible in parts of the US, Asia, northeastern Europe and Australia.

It will be partially visible in North America, Northwest South America, Northeast Europe, Northeast Africa, Asia, Australia, Antartica and the Arctic.

Where can I watch the Super Blue Blood Moon online?

If you’re not in a part of the world where the lunar eclipse is visible — or you don’t feel like rolling out of bed — you can still live stream the extraordinary event.

Watch with NASA

Who else but the space experts? Tune in with NASA Live at 5:30 a.m. ET to catch a glimpse of the glowing red moon on your smartphone or computer.

Watch now with NASA Live

Watch with timeanddate.com

timeanddate.com is broadcasting the lunar eclipse in all of its glory at 5:51 a.m. ET.

Watch with timeanddate.com

Bottom line

If you miss it this time around, you’ll have to wait until Jan 21, 2019 for the next visible lunar eclipse — however, there’ll be no Blue Moon.

Kyle Morgan

Kyle Morgan is a producer for finder.com who has worked for the USA Today network and Relix magazine, among other publications. He can be found writing about everything from the latest car loan stats to tips on saving money when traveling overseas. He lives in Asbury Park, where he loves exploring new places and sipping on hoppy beer. Oh, and he doesn't discriminate against buffalo wings — grilled or fried are just fine.

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