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When to see the supermoon, eclipse in Colorado

In this Aug. 28, 2007, file photo, the moon takes on different orange tones during a lunar eclipse seen from Mexico City.
AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File

Us earthly beings will be treated to not one, not two, but three lunar phenomena this Wednesday.

A blue moon, a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse will all be visible to much of the world. This triple threat hasn’t happened since 1982 and won’t happen again until 2037.

The east coast of the United States won’t get that great of a view, but the west is a little luckier. According to the New York Times, visibility will begin at 4:48 a.m. Mountain time. The red of the eclipse will be most visible around 6:30 a.m. before being washed out by the sunrise around 7 a.m.

A blue moon is when a second full moon occurs in one month. A supermoon is one that is closer to the Earth than normal. A total lunar eclipse — sometimes referred to as a “blood moon” because of its reddish glow — is when the Earth moves between the sun and the moon.

Up early and get a good shot? Send it to us at news@postindependent.com

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