Clouds Break for Gorgeous View of Super Blue Blood Moon Over Chicago - NBC Chicago

Clouds Break for Gorgeous View of Super Blue Blood Moon Over Chicago

NASA called it a lunar trifecta: the first super blue blood moon since 1982

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    Skywatchers Witness Super Blue Blood Moon at Adler

    Partly cloudy skies gave way to stunning views of an extra-rare super blue blood moon in the Chicago area early Wednesday morning. Sandra Torres reports.

    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018)

    Partly cloudy skies gave way to stunning views of an extra-rare super blue blood moon in the Chicago area early Wednesday morning. 

    It was a lunar showstopper that hasn't been seen in 35 years -- a blue moon synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse. 

    NASA called it a lunar trifecta: the first super blue blood moon since 1982. That combination won't happen again until 2037.

    Live streams showed the lunar event from across the globe, with many watching the skies from around the Chicago area and at the Adler Planetarium.

    The peak time for viewing in northern Illinois took place just after 6 a.m. with the sun rising just after 7 a.m. 

    Hawaii and Alaska had the best seats, along with the Canadian Yukon, Australia and Asia. The western U.S. had good viewing, too, along with Russia. The U.S. East Coast, Europe and most of South America and Africa were out of luck for the eclipse.

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