It’s something that hasn’t happened in more than 150 years. Meteorologist Curt Olson tells us why the moon Tuesday has such a unique name.
The rare super blue blood moon will be occurring on Jan. 31.
"The best times to view it will be between 4:51 in the morning and 6:51 that's when it will be in that eclipse. It gets its name from the super moon; that's when the moon is closest to the earth in its elliptical orbit. During the blood moon where it gets that blue name from it's the second full moon to appear in one calendar month. Finally we get the blood moon from the total lunar eclipse when the earth casts a shadow onto the moon giving it that almost reddish copper tint to it. But we should be able to see it if clouds do part ways," said Olson.