Super, blue blood moon tips

Super, blue blood moon tips. (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) — Across the country, we are in for a treat across the night sky. A rare super blue blood moon will be visible to Utahns early Wednesday morning.

Michelle Thaller, a scientist for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, spoke to Mary Nickles via web conference to discuss the upcoming celestial event.

"Where you guys are in Salt Lake City, you're at least going to be able to see part of a lunar eclipse tonight," Thaller said.

The lunar eclipse will be partially visible to Utahns close to sunrise.

"The moon will actually turn red as it passes into the shadow of the earth," Thaller said.

Utahns will be able to see the lunar eclipse beginning at 4:30 a.m.

"So definitely go outside and see these three wonderful things happen at once — a super moon, a blue moon, and a blood moon," Thaller said.

"Having these three things all line up doesn't happen very often," Thaller explains. "The last time was actually December in 1982, and before that it was 1844. So these things only line up a couple times in your lifetime."