‘Super blue blood moon’ soars over B.C.

‘Super blue blood moon’ soars over B.C.

If you were awake early enough, you may have caught the moon turning red on Wednesday morning.

A “super blue blood moon” was visible in B.C. just before 5 a.m. It was the first lunar eclipse of the year.

So, why was it red?

In a lunar eclipse there is a sun-Earth-moon alignment, during which the Earth refracts, or bends, light from the sun — which means blue light is scattered and only red is left.

The light from sunsets and sunrises happening all over the world was also reflecting off the moon, making it seem red.

Elaine and Daniel Chen took it all in from Kitsilano Beach.

“It’s a once in a lifetime experience and it’s amazing to see,” said Daniel, who woke up at 4:30 a.m.

“It’s super early in the morning but it’s worth it, and its a perfect view in Kitsilano,” Elaine added.

Another “blue moon eclipse” won’t happen again for decades.

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