Weather Channel forecasts clear skies in Birmingham for Super Blue Blood Moon

Birmingham Alabama Blue Supermoon
Birmingham Alabama Blue Supermoon
Wednesday morning’s forecast for the Blue Super Moon, screen shot from the Weather Channel

It is going to be clear skies and chilly in Birmingham when the Super Blue Blood Moon appears during the partial lunar eclipse on Wednesday morning.

The screenshot above of the Weather Channel forecast was taken this morning at 7:00a.m.

Photo by: Boris Datnow – Hoover, Alabama

If you are going to wake up tomorrow and see this rare lunar event here are the tips via NASA from Bham Now’s article – Once in a Super Blue Blood Moon Birmingham?

Directions from NASA on how to see the Super Blue Blood Moon

Even though we are not expected to get the lunar totality experience, what makes Birmingham’s experience special will be seeing the “setting” supermoon at daybreak.

Here is how NASA describes how to view the Super Blue Blood Moon for the Central Time Zone.

If you live in the Central time zone, viewing will be better, since the action begins when the Moon is higher in the western sky. At 4:51 a.m. CST the penumbra — or lighter part of Earth’s shadow – will touch the Moon. By about 6:15 a.m. CST the Earth’s reddish shadow will be clearly noticeable on the Moon. The eclipse will be harder to see in the lightening pre-dawn sky, and the Moon will set after 7:00 a.m. as the Sun rises. “So if you live in Kansas City or Chicago, your best viewing will be from about 6:15-6:30 a.m,” said Johnston. “Again, you’ll have more success if you can go to a high place with a clear view to the West.

Want to take a picture from your smartphone? Here is some guidance

If you are not a professional photographer, you can still take fantastic pictures from your iPhone and Android smartphones. England’s Daily Mail published a great “how to” story on how to take pics from your phone before the last Super Moon appeared on New Year’s Day.

Here is the link to the article.   Be prepared to download an app or two to “ready” your phone for the occasion.

Photo by: Charles Walton – one of our favorite “Supermoon ” pics
There is always live streaming

Remember, if you just can’t get up early in the morning or the weather is too cold,  NASA will be live streaming the event  – HERE.

One last request – Send us your photos

Bham Now is going to publish photos from our readers of the Super Blue Blood Moon on Thursday morning.  Please feel free to send us your favorite pics to hello@bhamnow.com or send it to us through messenger or attach it on the comment section of this article.

We look forward to seeing your photos!

 

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.