Its fullness comes
to the night skies again
in the brief span of one month’s time.
Yet this time the moon in the heavens is
one of spectacular brightness
aligned with earth and sun.
A blood moon is
January 31, 2018
On January 31, 2018, there will be a total lunar eclipse, when the Earth crosses in front of the sun and makes the moon glow a reddish-brownish color, visible in North America before dawn. It will also be the second supermoon in a month. When there are two full moons within one calendar month, the second is colloquially known as a blue moon. This rare one will be called a blood moon.