1. Brace Yourself: A Super Blue Blood Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse All in One Night!
2. First Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in 150 Years Coming This Month.
Several stories online talk about a rare occurrence of first Super Blue Blood Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse in 150 Years coming on 31 January 2018. So, let us find out the details of the rare space phenomenon.
Super Blue Blood Moon
The first eclipse of the year 2018 will be Lunar one, which is going to happen at the end of the month on 31st January. Furthermore, the total lunar eclipse will involve the Blue Moon. It is a rare space phenomenon that has not happened for over 150 years, according to website Space.com. However, these days the second full moon of a month is usually called Blue Moon, but its actual definition varies. It is clearly explained in our article below.
Supermoon (large appearance) happens when the moon reaches its closest point to Earth (the perigee) in its orbit. Blood Moon refers to the total lunar eclipse when Earth blocks out the light of Sun, causing reddish hue to cast on the moon. So, the super blue blood moon will be full, larger, brighter, and have a reddish hue.
In the evening sky of 31st Jan 2018, Central and Eastern Asia, Indonesia, New Zealand and most of Australia can get a fine view of the Super Blue Blood Moon. In Western Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and Eastern Europe however, the rare lunar eclipse will already be underway as the moon rises. Watch out, the total lunar eclipse will be in maximum phase at 7:01 am EST. But since the moon will be near the horizon at that time, it’s best to get the view from a high point like a hill, mountain or tall building rooftop.