Ahead of the cosmic three-for-one deal on January 31st, National Geographic has published a sky-watchers’ guide that will help readers find the best viewing locations and learn what actually makes the moon turn red. This Wednesday, there will be a super-size full moon as well as a total lunar eclipse and because of the position of the moon, it will take on a slightly reddish tone — more commonly referred to as a ‘blood moon.’
According to eclipse experts, the event marks the first time anyone on Earth has seen this celestial trifecta in 35 years — and the first time it’s been seen in the Americas in 150 years.
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**Victoria Jaggard, National Geographic astronomy and space expert, is available for interviews today through January 31st out of Washington, D.C.
**Andrew Fazekas, aka the Night Sky Guy, is available for interviews today through January 31st out of Montreal, Canada.
Kelsey Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-912-6776