The Super Blue Blood Moon
The Trifecta of Moons
The super blue blood moon was visible in California on January 31, 2018.
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How does this moon warrant such a name?
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By: Sheva Vatannia
- It's a "blue" moon because this is the second full moon that appeared in the month of January.
- A "super" moon because of the close proximity of the moon's orbit.
- And a "blood" moon because the Earth passed between the moon and the sun, giving the moon a red tint.