Quite a sight Wednesday morning

 

 

Wednesday morning was mighty cool, sorry, for sky watchers with a lunar eclipse.

Wednesday, in fact was a very unusual day for the moon and the watchers here on Earth.

In addition, to the eclipse, the night full moon was both a “super moon” and a “Blue Moon.”

The full moon will took on a dark, reddish appearance during the eclipse, so another word to describe it is a blood moon. Adding to the naming confusion, this full moon was also known as the "snow moon" by some Native American tribes. Finally, a supermoon occurs when the full moon is at the closest point of its orbit to the Earth, which is also called the perigee.

That made the moon look extra-close and extra bright — up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a full moon at its farthest point from Earth, known as the apogee, NASA said.