Where Will You be Wednesday Morning?
Thermopolis survived the Total Solar Eclipse in August and in the morning on Wednesday, January 31st, there will be the opportunity to witness an even rarer celestial event, a Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse.
So what makes a Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse.
Why is it Super? Supermoons happen when a Full Moon approximately coincides with the moon’s perigee, or a point in its orbit at which it is closest to Earth. This makes the moon appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual.
Why is it Blue? Full Moons happen every 29+ days. Once in a while, about every 2.7 years on average, there are 2 Full Moons in a calendar month and they are called a Blue Moon.
Why is it Blood? Total lunar eclipses are also sometimes called Blood Moons because of the reddish-orange glow the Moon takes on during the eclipse.
What makes it Rare? The last Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse occurred in 1866, long before Wyoming was a state.
What can you see and when can you see it on Wednesday, January 31st.
|Event||Time in Thermopolis|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||3:51:13 am|
|Partial Eclipse begins||4:48:27 am|
|Full Eclipse begins||5:51:47 am|
|Maximum Eclipse||6:29:51 am|
|Full Eclipse ends||7:07:51 am|
|Partial Eclipse ends||8:11:11 am – not visible||below the horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||9:08:29 am – not visible||below the horizon|
So get up early… get your telescope, get your binoculars, get your camera and enjoy another special event in Thermopolis.