A blue moon is coming and along with a total lunar eclipse, and here's when you can see it in Grand Junction.

The Blue Moon happens whenever we get two full moons in the same calendar month. It's a rare occurrence, which explains why we say "once in a blue moon."

This will be the third in a series of three consecutive supermoons, which means the moon will appear larger and brighter than normal as it creeps above the horizon.

This celestial event takes place on January 31, and if you want to see the lunar eclipse you will need to be outside early in the morning and watch as the moon sets. In the Mountain Time Zone, the eclipse begins at 5:52 am and reaches the greatest eclipse at around 6:30 am, and the total eclipse ends at 7:08 am.

The altitude of the moon at that time in Grand Junction is only about 16 degrees, which means the National Monument could possibly hinder viewing. A trip to the top of the monument or to Fruita would probably be a good idea for prime eclipse viewing.

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