Got full moon fever? Here's the cure.
Despite all the hullabaloo over the various names, there's still only one moon. There's no separate full, super, blue, blood, snow or anything else moon.
FULL: While the moon will be full precisely at 8:37 ET Wednesday morning, it'll still be plenty big through the rest of the night and for the next night or two. Just as it has for billions of years, the full moon will be visible to everyone around the world, barring pesky clouds.
SUPER: And as for the "super" part, that only means it'll appear a bit bigger and brighter than usual.
BLUE: The blue moon is another misnomer: It won't appear blue at all, that's just the nickname for the second full moon of the month. So there's really nothing special to see in that regard.
BLOOD: What about the "blood" moon? Well, that's just the reddish color the moon will appear during the total lunar eclipse, which will only be visible across the western U.S. (The total eclipse will last from 4:51 a.m. PT to 6:08 a.m. PT.)
ECLIPSE: Folks in the East: There's no need to get too excited about seeing the total lunar eclipse in the Eastern Time Zone, as the moon will have set before it occurs. The farther west you live, the more of the eclipse you'll see.
SNOW: That’s just one of the Native American nicknames for the second full moon of the year.
Finally, although there will be one more total lunar eclipse this year — on July 27 — it will not be visible anywhere in the United States.