So did you see it? Did you see the Super Blue Blood Moon early this morning? If you did, you saw something that, according to a scientist at the Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park, hasn’t happened for about 150 years.
But that’s happened today, A super moon because this morning it as at its closest it comes to the Earth during its rotation, a blue moon because that’s what they call a second full moon in one month and a full lunar eclipse with the Earth’s shadow over the moon giving it a blood like reddish-orange color.
A lot of people in San Diego got up early this morning to see it and to take a picture of it. And now they can tell their kids and grandkids one day they saw the Super Blue Blood Moon on January 31st 2018 for themselves.
Millions of people were expected to watch it on line as NASA and other websites streamed the event live.
It may not have had as many people watching it as did the total solar eclipse last summer over a wide swath of the United States, another very rare event that happened over the last year, but today’s Super Blue Blood Moon was still very special when it comes to astronomical events.
And of course there are those who say these rare events signal something about what’s possibly coming in the future and even fulfill some prophecies. But there are disagreements among all the conjecturers. So no one knows really.
But when things like this happen, a rare total solar eclipse last year and a rare Super Blue Blood Moon this year, it can make you think about the bigger things in life and, at least for a few hours, take your mind off the petty things of life to appreciate the amazing world around us.
*I took a photo, not the best, but at least I got it. Feel free to share yours with us.