Pacific. But the best phase (the umbral phase) begins at 3:48 a.m.
Let’s break this down.
As a matter of fact, we will see two blue moons this year, Wednesday morning and again in March. Still, you can revel in the satisfaction of knowing that the moon is perfectly aligned with the sun and Earth for a fraction of a second-precisely at 8:29:51am ET- before the celestial bodies barrel onward on their respective paths.
There will also be a blue moon, which occurs when you have two full moons in one month. As the New York Times explains it, a blood moon “occurs as the moon slides behind Earth’s shadow during a lunar eclipse”. A blood moon is a fancy word describing the color of the moon when a lunar eclipse occurs and light goes around the earth to light up the moon a bright blood orange/red color. This lunar spectacle is made up of a supermoon, where the moon is closer to Earth.
Instead, the moon will appear deep red from the total lunar eclipse, otherwise known as “blood moons”. On top of that, this full moon is deemed a supermoon because its orbit brings it slightly closer to Earth, making it appear bigger than the others. That’s why people encourage you to stay at home. “It’s just loading up the plate with all the wonderful things the moon can show us”.
Where is the best place to see it? . The total eclipse will start at 6.21 p.m. and end by 7.38 p.m. From Northern California, the northwest corner of Nevada, all of OR and Washington, the Idaho panhandle, as well as the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and most of Alberta, the moon will set after it completely exits the Earth’s dark – umbral shadow (6:08 a.m. PST, 7:08 a.m. MST).
So how can you see this once-in-a-lifetime moon? The observatory on the Larimer campus of Front Range Community College, at Harmony Road and Shields Street in Fort Collins, will be open from 4:45 a.m.to 6:30 a.m. The lunar eclipse will be low on the western horizon in the eastern half of the U.S. The absence of low clouds may make the eclipse somewhat visible.
What can scientists learn during the event? Author and expert of myths Anand Neelakantan, says that the mythology behind the eclipse is to blame for the superstitions and ill omens.
The clues will be in the surface temperature changes during the event.
And although NASA has already learned a lot about the moon from its Apollo missions, Garvin calls it a “major scientific frontier with so much to teach us”.