The rare celestial event will grace the skies this week when a blue moon and lunar eclipse combine with the moon being at its closest point to Earth, resulting in what’s being called a ‘super blue blood moon’.
The best day to view will be on January 31st. The West Coast, Alaska and Hawaii will have a great view of totality from start to finish. Unfortunately, eclipse viewing will be more challenging the further east you move.
In Chicago, it will be at 7:06am on 1/31/18.
Astonishingly, the last time the three elements combined at the same time was in 1866 – and if you miss out, chances are you won’t see it again for 150 years!