Super Blue Blood Moon incoming: Watch it when and where

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A rare"lunar trifecta will occur Jan. 31 with a Super Blue Blood Moon

The moon orbits the Earth in about four weeks; so in any month besides February, there is a chance to see two full moons.

"It is going to be a historical moment because it is a coincidence when blue moon, red moon and full lunar eclipse will take place at the same time and on the same date", said chief Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), Dr Ghulam Rasul told The Express Tribune on Saturday. At its closest, it appears 14 per cent larger than at its farthest position. If you really want to see the entire event, you'll need to travel. During a total solar eclipse, the shadow of the moon falls on a very small area of the Earth. The last time this combination happened globally was in 1982, but it's the first time it's been visible in North America since 1866.

While none of the upcoming events-a supermoon, blue moon, or a lunar eclipse-are particularly rare on their own, together they'll make for a lovely night of stargazing and a potent reminder of the multidimensional dance of our home amongst the stars.

"Sometimes the celestial rhythms sync up just right to wow us".

First, hope for clear skies. Then, light that has traveled 93 million miles from the sun is refracted through a thin layer of air (if the Earth were a basketball, the atmosphere would only be the thickness of a few sheets of paper). That means the moon will pass through the Earth's shadow and take on a reddish glow ― which gives it the nickname "blood moon". In fact, the name comes from the old phrase "he would argue that the moon is blue", much like today's "he would argue pigs can fly".


However, those who are disappointed should be over the moon on January 20, 2019, when Daytona will be in a prime position to see a super blood moon. The second type is Monthly Blue Moon, known as the second Full Moon in a Georgian month as opposed to the usual one Full Moon. The third is now due to arrive at the end of the month.

While there is plenty of folklore about the effect of full moons, from werewolves to sleeplessness, the impact here on earth is minimal, even during a supermoon. Speaking of color, the January 31st full moon is the second of the month, which by current interpretation makes it a Blue Moon. The atmosphere filters out most of the sun's blue light, so the moon looks red,"NASA says". This will also be the best time to see the Supermoon.

A Super Moon occurs because the Moon is in an elliptical orbit around the Earth.

While some are calling this a "blood moon", the term has a murky definition.

This happened with our full moon earlier this month on January 1 and will again on January 31. The shadow turns the moon a rusty red color, which is usually nicknamed a blood moon, making this a super blood moon.

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