WATCH LIVE: NASA live streams Super Blue Blood Moon

Updated: Jan. 31, 2018 at 5:19 AM CST
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(WVUE) - NASA is live streaming the rare Super Blue Blood Moon event on their website.

MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the stream

NASA explained on their website why the event is so special:

The Jan. 31 full moon is special for three reasons: it's the third in a series of "supermoons," when the Moon is closer to Earth in its orbit -- known as perigee -- and about 14 percent brighter than usual. It's also the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a "blue moon." The super blue moon will pass through Earth's shadow to give viewers in the right location a total lunar eclipse. While the Moon is in the Earth's shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a "blood moon."

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