Celestial events are usually cause for some back-country driving with friends, and watching the sky in amazement. Whether it’s a lunar eclipse, a comet shooting through the sky or an insanely big full moon, they’re awesomely trippy to watch.
But how would you feel about seeing them happen all at once? That’d just be too much to handle, right? I mean even the most diehard stargazer would have a difficult time processing all of that outer-space amazingness, right?
Well buckle up peeps, because a snow moon, comet, and lunar eclipse are all occurring at the same time this weekend. You hear that? At the same time!
A “Snow Moon” is the name associated with a full moon that falls in February, as it’s the month that historically gets the most snowfall each year. You can catch this bad boy at 5:33pm on Friday night and it’ll be gone by 7:22am (EST).
The New Year Comet is rarer, occurring only every 5 1/4 years. You’ll be able to see it this Friday as well.
A Lunar Eclipse is also going down but the window is narrow: it’ll only be visible between 7:43-9:53pm EST.
As long as you’re in Europe, Africa, most parts of Asia, or North America, you’ll be able to catch the eclipse.
So if you’re a space-o-phile, then set a calendar reminder for this weekend and practice looking up into the sky.