A Super Blue Blood Moon Is Coming

Auckland Stardome educator Josh Kirkley says the blood red moon will be about 30 per cent brighter and 14 per cent

Historically, the blue moon referred to the rather infrequent occurance of a third full moon in a season with four full moons, but the modern definition refers to a second full moon in one calendar month, said Space.

The eclipse will be harder to see in the lightening predawn sky, and the moon will set after 7 a.m.as the Sun rises, according to NASA.

The night of 31st January will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for lovers of the stars, moon, and skies in Kerala to witness an incredibly rare celestial phenomenon-a supermoon, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse, will all occur at the same time!

"The lunar eclipse on January 31 will be visible during moonset", Noah Petro, a research scientist from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, said on the.

The moon orbits around Earth, while Earth orbits around the sun. And how can it be a blue moon if it's also a blood moon and looks red?

There are many materials which make up the moon's surface and one of them is lunar regolith which covers its surface and consists of a variety of materials including dust, soil, small rocks, and other materials.

Speaking to the Times of India, Jayant Ganguli, a technical officer at the Regional Science Centre and Planetarium in Kozhikode said, "The partial shadow on the moon would be seen at 4:21 pm, while the complete lunar eclipse would be visible at 6:21 pm".


NASA planetary geologist Sarah Noble explained to Newsweek: "Unlike a solar eclipse, which is only visible to those in a narrow swath, a lunar eclipse is usually visible to about half the globe (the half where it is nighttime)".

For those in the eastern US, the eclipse will begin at 5:51 a.m. on January 31.

If that crossing corresponds to a full moon, the moon will pass into the Earth's shadow, resulting in. "The next full "supermoon" will appear only 7% bigger and a bit brighter than an average full Moon", said Italian astrophysicist, Gianluca Masi in a statement.

A total lunar eclipse shines over Montevido, Uruguay, April 15, 2014.

Here in Miami, we'll only be able to view a partial super blue moon eclipse because the time of totality coincides with sunrise.

Each year there are two to five eclipses, most of which are not total.

You can check when the lunar eclipse begins for your city here.

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