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Early-rising Oklahomans will have the chance to view a total lunar eclipse Wednesday morning.

While the moon is in the earth's shadow during the eclipse, it will take on a reddish tint, creating what is known as a "blood moon", the space agency said on its website.

The eclipse will be visible best in the western half of the US and Canada before the moon sets early Wednesday morning, and across the Pacific into Asia as the moon rises Wednesday night into Thursday. The Earth will fall between the sun and the moon, forcing sunlight to pass through the atmosphere.

A supermoon happens when a full moon approximately coincides with the moon's perigee which it is closest to Earth. A total lunar eclipse is only visible from the night side of the Earth, therefore this year's total lunar eclipse will only be visible from Australia, North Pacific, North America, and Asia.


Completing the so-called "lunar trifecta" is the blood moon, and here is where the color is a little relevant. However, Brits will get to see a Super Blue Moon instead. This full moon is a "supermoon".

The Blue part comes from this being the 2nd full moon for the month of January as we also had a full moon on New Years Day. On Tuesday night, January's second full moon will make an appearance. At 6:51 a.m. the eclipse begins. The phenomenon has been termed the "Super Moon Trilogy" by NASA.

In Lunar eclipse, the bright, pearly disc of the moon will turn dark. Then there's something else that hasn't occurred in more than two years: A lunar eclipse. The west coast and parts of Rajasthan will see the celestial event from 6:21 PM IST to 7:37 PM IST on January 31. Dr. Ciocca says says for us in Kentucky, we will only see a partial eclipse, but if you were to travel further west in the USA you would likely see a better show.

The eclipse is going to be very low in the sky to the west. Ellington recommends a clear west-northwest horizon for the best viewing.


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