The most rare sight in 19 years

(WTNH) — It was a rare sight in the western sky Wednesday morning, the name almost sounding made up.

Super Blue Blood moon. A total lunar eclipse, the second full moon of the month, and a moon 14% brighter than normal all happening at the same time.

Part of what makes it so amazing to see is because the moon appears to change color and become red.

While events like these are great photo-taking opportunities, it’s also a great chance for NASA to explore the crazy temperature fluctuations seen on the moon during such rare events.

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Speaking of rare events, if you missed the eclipse Wednesday morning, you’ll be able to see another lunar eclipse in Connecticut on Jan. 21st of next year. If you’re hoping to see another Super Blue Blood moon and total eclipse, it won’t happen again until 2037. But, there are some cool things you can see during the rest of 2018!

If you look up on March 7th, you’ll get to see Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter in the night sky.

On July 15th, right at sunset, the moon and Venus will appear next to each other in the southwest sky.

A couple weeks later, on July 27th, Mars will appear brighter in the sky than it’s been since 2003.

On Aug. 12th and 13th, the yearly Persied Meteor shower will produce up to 60 shooting stars in the sky each hour!

Finally, on Dec. 12th, if predictions are correct, a comet should streak across the night sky, rounding out the celestial events for 2018.

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