Super Flower Blood Moon Visible in Colorado Tomorrow
The phenomenon will not only be the biggest visible moon of the season, but also the first 'super moon' of the decade.
However, because of the way the moon is positioned, only some of the United States will be able to see it, namely the western portion. Luckily, the entire state of Colorado, barring cloud coverage will be able to catch roughly 15 minutes of the rare sight.
The partial eclipse will begin between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. Wednesday morning and progress into a total eclipse a little after 5:00 a.m. However, the total eclipse is estimated to end before 5:30 a.m. so it is crucial to catch a glimpse of the sky between those hours of the wee morning.
The eclipse will be the first total lunar eclipse since January of 2019, and it has been recommended that sky-viewers seek areas with the least cloud cover as possible, as that could cause an obstruction of the moon.
The name 'super flower blood moon' is derived from a couple of things. The reason it is called a 'blood moon' is that the moon will appear to have a more reddish tint than usual due to the sunlight filtering through our earth's atmosphere so early in the morning.
The reason that it's referred to as a 'flower moon' is that the phenomenon will be occurring in the month of May. April flowers bring May flowers, right?
Scientists say that during the eclipse the moon will appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter than its farthest point from earth.