For the first time in 152 years, a supermoon, blue moon, and total lunar eclipse will coincide.
Longyearbyen residents are among a handful people in the world able to witness the full event of the three fairly common lunar happenings all coinciding in the middle of the day due to its extreme northern location.
What is a ‘super blue blood moon’?
A Super Moon occurs is when a full moon is unusually close to Earth, making it bigger and brighter than normal. A Blood Moon occurs when the Earth is passing between the Moon and the Sun, which gives the Moon a reddish tint to it. A Blue Moon combined with a Super Moon forms the rare phenomena called a Super Blue Blood Moon.