Why this week’s ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ is so incredibly rare

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You'd have to have been living under a rock to miss the incredible string of skywatching events that bestowed upon humanity. There were perfectly-timed supermoons, rare lunar occultation, and of course the amazing full solar eclipse that streaked across much of the United States. It's only January of 2018, but this year is looking like it's doing its best to continue the tradition, and this week's incredibly rare super blue blood moon is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event.

If you're wondering just what the heck a blue blood moon is, or why this one is "super," it's really a lot simpler than you probably imagine. The event, which will take place in the wee hours of January 31st (for the US at least), is really just a bunch of not-so-rare events landing on the same night.

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