STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Southern California gets clear view of super blue blood moon

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clear skies are giving Southern Californians an unimpeded view of the first super blue blood moon in 35 years.

Posted: Jan. 31, 2018 11:45 AM
Updated: Jan. 31, 2018 11:45 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clear skies are giving Southern Californians an unimpeded view of the first super blue blood moon in 35 years.

Scroll for more content...

At the famous Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, hundreds of people gathered on the lawn to catch the cosmic show that started around 3:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Sky-gazers also lined the beach near the Santa Monica Pier, some snapping photos and others just reclined in the sand staring upward.

The second full moon in a calendar month is a blue moon. This one also happens to be an especially close and bright moon, or supermoon. The addition of a total eclipse is known as a blood moon for its red tint.

NASA is calling it a lunar trifecta: the first of its kind since 1982. The combination won't happen again until 2037.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press)

Article Comments

Chico
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 73°
Oroville
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 70°
Paradise
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 73°
Chester
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 55°
Red Bluff
Scattered Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 73°
Willows
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 73°
The cooldown continues, with a chance of a Valley shower
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures
KHSL Watches & Warnings

Community Events