What Does The Name 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Even Mean?

What Does The Name 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Even Mean?

What Does The Name 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Even Mean?

This rare event is a combination of three circumstances together: a total lunar eclipse, a blue moon, and a supermoon (blood moon).

The celestial body will pass through Earth's shadow and give viewers a total lunar eclipse, which will last about an hour and 25 minutes for some. When this occurs when there is a full moon, the result will be a total lunar eclipse.

The moon will reach its fullest at 1327 GMT (6.27pm PST) on Wednesday.

To see the super blue blood moon, look west early Wednesday morning.

If you have good photographs of the moon during this event we'd like to see them.

The phrase "blue moon" is not a technical term and does not refer to the colour of the Moon.

Dr. Marco Ciocca, a professor at Eastern Kentucky University, explains that it's already uncommon to see a full supermoon, but to add an eclipse into the mix as well is even rarer.


A blue moon - the second of two full moons in the same calendar month - occurs once every two and a half years on an average.

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and a full moon form a near-perfect lineup in space. This moon will be closer to the orbit of earth.

The darker part of Earth's shadow will begin to blanket part of the moon with a reddish tint at 6:48 a.m., but the moon will set less than a half-hour later, Johnston said. You know the saying "once in a blue moon"?

However, if you miss the lunar eclipse, then you will have to wait for one year as the next lunar eclipse will happen on 21st January 2019.

What is a super blue blood moon eclipse? The mid-point in the eclipse occurs at 7:30 a.m. The moon will be quite low to the horizon, so you'll need an unobstructed view to the WNW.

For best viewing, get away from city lights and find a high place with a clear view to the west.

NASA plans to provide a live stream of the moon from telescopes in California and Arizona on Jan 31, beginning at 4:00 p.m IST.

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