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Super Blue Blood Moon: Here's how you can catch a glimpse!

Super Blue Blood Moon: Here's how you can catch a glimpse!

Definitely, a once-in-a-lifetime-experience, happening after 152 years.an incredible celestial event is all set to take place on 31 Jan, where a combination of a lunar eclipse, a super moon and a blue moon will take place together, and is described as "A Lunar Trifecta" by NASA. And when this happens, earth blocks any direct sunlight from reaching the moon.

Then there's that red color. This helps explain the phrase "once in a blue moon" to mean a rare occurrence.

Blood Moons have also been thought to have spiritual signifcance and to be part of prophecies.

Simple problem of nicknames.

How red the moon appears can depend on how much pollution, cloud cover or debris there is in the atmosphere.

This was due to there not being a blue moon in North America - as this is the name given to the second full moon in a month.

Experts say the second full moon of January, which is known as a blue moon, will become totally eclipsed. Supposedly the blood moon enhances these effects, but there's no evidence to back up either claim. We have a full primer on what is a supermoon if you want to know how it happens and how frequently. Should people take care venturing out at night in a world lit crimson by the bleeding moon above? The first occurred on January 2.

So what is a blood moon? The moon will be closer to earth in its orbit and will appear 14 percent brighter than usual.

Starting Anew - According to Refinery 29, those of Wiccan faith consider any blood moon which occurs in October to be "a compelling time to build, to begin, to create" and also a good time to shed old habits.

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". That being said, certain areas will still have different windows for seeing the blood moon 2018.

A special full moon is expected on January 31 and if you're in the western part of the USA you'll have the best view. You only have a 16 minute window, though, as the moon sets shortly after changing color on the East coast. With this definition our next blue moon is in March, leaving February with no full moon this year.

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