A “super blue blood moon eclipse” was visible in B.C. early Wednesday morning

The first lunar eclipse of the year didn’t disappoint…A “super blue blood moon” was visible in B.C. just before 5 a.m. It was the first lunar eclipse of the year.

So, why was it red?

In a lunar eclipse there is a sun-Earth-moon alignment, during which the Earth refracts, or bends, light from the sun — which means blue light is scattered and only red is left.

The light from sunsets and sunrises happening all over the world was also reflecting off the moon, making it seem red.

Another “blue moon eclipse” won’t happen again for decades.