What You Need To Know About The Upcoming Super Blue Blood Moon

What You Need To Know About The Upcoming Super Blue Blood Moon

The January 31 full moon is special for three reasons: it's the third in a series of "supermoons", and about 14 per cent brighter than usual. Members of the public are also welcomed to take part in the Super Blue Blood Moon observation programme that will be held from 7pm til midnight on 31 Jauary at the entrance of the National Planetarium, Bernama reports.

With a little more than a week left for "Super Blue Blood Moon", you must start preparing for the phenomenon that will be seen for the first time in last 150 years.

And lunar eclipses occur when the Earth is between the Sun and the moon.

NEW moons hit our skies about once a month, plunging our nights (or early mornings) into darkness.

That's three big Moon moments on one glorious night for skywatchers, and NASA is calling it the "Super Blue Blood Moon".

Eclipse watchers in the Midwest will enjoy seeing this reddened moon hanging beautifully in the deep-blue twilight over the western horizon.

Blue Moon is the second full moon that happens in the same calendar month, according to Space.com.

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A black moon can only take place in February and occurs about every 19 years, but its classification, like a blue moon, varies from region to region due to time differences, Chang said. This happens only when the sun, Earth and moon are aligned - with Earth in the middle.

The moon will rise this year as a Blue Moon, a supermoon, a Blood Moon as well undergo a total lunar eclipse.

The next total lunar eclipse of the yeay would be on July 27 2018.

Space.com reports that viewers in NY city will see the blood moon enter Earth's shadow at 5:51 am on January 31st. As the sunlight passes through the atmosphere, the green to violet portion of light's spectrum are filtered out, leaving only the red light.

Actually, the Moon does occasionally appear blue, the result of dust or smoke from large fires or volcanic eruptions on Earth.

The grand finale of events is a lunar eclipse. By that time, the moon is almost set, and the morning twilight is quite bright. Unfortunately, Oregon is not one of the places.

So for viewers in NY or Washington, D.C., the Moon will enter the outer part of Earth's shadow at 5:51 a.m., but Johnston says it won't be all that noticeable.

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