VIDEO: Super blue blood moon eclipse over Anchorage

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Early risers Wednesday morning were able to catch the first glimpse of a celestial event - a super blue blood moon being eclipsed by Earth in a lunar eclipse.

The term is a combination of three factors. Super, because it's a full moon that's close to Earth, making it appear roughly 14 percent larger than usual. Blue, because it's the second full moon in a month. And blood, because Earth's shadow during the eclipse gives the moon a red, blood-like tint. NASA calls this combination a "lunar trifecta."

KTUU caught the event in Alaska, which, aside from Hawaii, is the only state to get a full view of the eclipse process. You can watch the event in the livestream captured early Wednesday:

For information on timing, follow this link.

Photos of the event submitted by KTUU viewers can be found in the gallery below. If you have a photo that you want to share with us, please submit it to our website, at http://www.ktuu.com/submitlink.


(Photo courtesy Stephanie)


 
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