Look For The Big Blue Moon This Week And A Lunar Eclipse
Texarkana has a great big Blue Moon this week plus a lunar eclipse. Read on...
this will be the second full moon this month, it will happen on the 31st. The interesting thing with this full moon there will also be a full eclipse to go with it.
Did You Know: The second full moon in any given month is called a Blue Moon. This will be the first Blue Moon total eclipse in 150 years. (Space.com)
The eclipse for our area will begin early in the morning on Wednesday at 5:48 AM, it will be full at 6:51 which is only 21 minutes shy of sunrise. So whether or not we'll be able to see it depends on the pre-dawn sky cover for sure. The total eclipse will last 77 minutes but when the sun rises at 7:12, we're done. Those in Mountain Time and West of that will get to see the whole event this time.
There will be no full moon in February this year but we will see two again in March.
Eyes up Wednesday morning predawn Skywatchers!