Lowcountry only got a taste of this morning's lunar trifecta

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — The moon is providing a rare triple treat this this morning

Much of the world will get to see not only a blue moon and a super moon, but also a total lunar eclipse, all rolled into one. There hasn't been a triple lineup like this since 1982, and the next won't occur until 2037.

The eclipse will be visible best in the western half of the U.S. and Canada before the moon sets early Wednesday, and across the Pacific into Asia as the moon rises Wednesday night.

People in the Lowcountry will get a much less impressive view. The best chance will come just before sunrise around 6:45 a.m.

A blue moon is the second full moon in a month. A super moon is a particularly close full or new moon. A full lunar eclipse -- or blood moon -- has the moon completely bathed in Earth's shadow.

NASA is providing a live look at the lunar event from the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California. As of 6:00 a.m., the live feed had recorded almost 100 million views.


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