The heavens are ripe with signs and wonders of the times at hand; this weekend a comet, a full moon, and a partial Blood Moon will all come to pass within one night.
The three big events will take place on February 10th:
- Snow moon: This is basically a fancy term for February’s full moon. The name derives from the fact that February is usually the month that sees the highest average snowfall in a year. The snow moon will rise at 5:33 p.m EST on Friday and set at 7:22 a.m., and it shouldn’t be too hard to spot it in the sky.
- New Year comet: Named because it began moving across the sky at the tail end of 2016, the New Year comet is set to shoot across the sky on Feb. 11. This comet is only visible every five and a quarter years, so the fact that it just so happens to arrive this weekend is pretty darn cool.
- Lunar eclipse: Not to be confused with a solar eclipse, lunar eclipses occur when the sun, Earth, and moon line up. When the Earth aligns in front of the sun, the moon is covered in a shadow, which makes it appear red. Anyone in Europe, Africa, and most of Asia and North America will be able to view this somewhat eerie yet stunning event. The shadow will be mostly visible from 7:43 p.m. EST until 9:53 p.m. on Friday, according to AOL.