Photos: Best of Wednesday’s super blue blood moon
January 31, 2018
A total lunar eclipse occurred early Wednesday morning, Jan. 31, and photographers around Truckee and Lake Tahoe captured the special event.
Wednesday's eclipse was also a "blood moon," a term used when the moon passes through the Earth's shadow. The reddish color of the moon could be seen in several photos from local photographers.
Thirdly, this moon was a blue moon, because it was the second full moon of the month, according to NASA.
The last time a trifecta lunar eclipse occurred was on March 31, 1866.
Did you see the #LunarEclipse? This is a photo one of our forecasters took earier this morning. It's a #SuperBlueBloodMoon because it's an eclipse that's happening when the Moon is closest to the Earth, & it's the 2nd full Moon of the month. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/6hIbHM1RnY
— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) January 31, 2018
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