WATCH: Super Blue Blood Moon Completes Lunar Trifecta

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WATCH LIVE: Super Blue Blood Moon 2018.

(NASA) – Wednesday, January 31, brings a lunar trifecta: the super blue blood Moon!

Starting at 5:30 a.m. Eastern, NASA TV will offer a livestream of the Moon.

This full moon is the third in a series of “supermoons,” when the Moon is closer to Earth in its orbit — known as perigee — and about 14 percent brighter than usual. It’s the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a “blue moon.” The super blue moon will pass through Earth’s shadow to give viewers in the right location a total lunar eclipse.

While the Moon is in the Earth’s shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a “blood moon.