Super Blue Blood Moon Reaches Totatility Wednesday Morning
WESLACO – A unique lunar event that hasn’t occurred in more than 150 years took place early Wednesday morning.
The ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ means a blue moon, a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse occur all at the same time. That is exactly what took place around 5:48 a.m. until 7:00 a.m.
The last time this lunar event happened was March 31, 1866.
A full moon is not rare. It happens almost every 29 days, but this January two full moons occurred in a month. The second being dubbed a blue moon.
The last time a blue moon happened was in July 2015.
The event, also known as a blood moon or lunar eclipse, occurs when the Earth is passing between the moon and the sun. This is what gives the moon a reddish tint.
All of those events were combined with a supermoon, which is when the moon is at its closest point to the Earth and appears to be 14 percent bigger than a regular full moon.
You can view photos of this event on our KRGV Weather Facebook page and submit some of your own.