Much of the western United States began the morning with the view of a super blue blood moon total lunar eclipse.
February 01 | 2018
In this silent time lapse video, the complete eclipse is seen over our Jet Propulsion Laboratory (@NASAJPL), located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains near Pasadena, California. This Jan. 31 full moon was special for three reasons: it was the third in a series of “supermoons,” when the Moon is closer to Earth in its orbit – known as perigee – and about 14 percent brighter than usual. It was also the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a “blue moon.” The super blue moon will pass through Earth’s shadow to give viewers in the right location a total lunar eclipse. While the Moon is in the Earth’s shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a “blood moon.” Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech