January 30, 2018
Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse
Triple Lunar Event Happening Tonight
For the first time in 150 years, three lunar events will take place at the same time:
- Blue Moon: this is the 2nd full moon of the month (aka a Blue Moon)
- Super Moon: the full moon occurs during perigee (when the moon is closest to the Earth, and looks bigger)
- Blood Moon: Total Lunar Eclipses are often called "Blood Moons" because the moon turns a reddish or copper color when it passes through Earth's Shadow
Pretty much everyone here at the Lab, and a ton of our offsite team members, are all space or science nerds, so this was an event we definitely had to recognize in-game!
And just because we can't let a special event go by without an item or two, starting tonight you'll find the Dire Lunar Wolf and Super Blood Moon Cape in the Featured Gear Shop until this Friday. (The cape will go perma-rare, but the pet will return each time there's a Lunar Eclipse!)
Want to see where you can get the best views? Check out this image from Nasa of the Total Lunar Eclipse stages. Or read this article for more information about the triple event.
image credit: NASA