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A once in a blue moon spectacle

A once in a blue moon spectacle

Because it is the second full moon of the month, it is known as the 'blue moon, ' Piotrowski said. "So we got a blue moon, we've got a total lunar eclipse which some people refer to as a blood moon, and then we also have it being a supermoon as well".

During this kind of eclipse, the moon moves fully into Earth's dark shadow, making the natural satellite glow with a creepy red pallor for those lucky enough to see it.

According to Saran, the second total lunar eclipse of the year will take place on July 27.

31, at about 6:30 a.m., Tucsonans can look into the western sky and catch a reddened full moon caught in the center of Earth's shadow.

The moon will not be blue for people in Asia and eastern Australia because the moon will not be considered full until February 1.

Sadly, people in the United Kingdom will not get to see lunar eclipse because it is only visible on Earth's night side.

Members of the public who wish to observe the Super Blue Blood Moon can gather at the National Planetarium for the observation programme. "Obviously, the farther west you go, the more likely you're going to be able to see it".

Skywatchers and observers all over the world will have the thrill of their lifetime on Wednesday January 31, when the moon while passing through the earth will record the closest distance and appear as 'Blue moon'. The moon sets soon after, so inland US should be able to get a better view of the Blue Supermoon Eclipse just a few minutes after.

So for viewers in NY or Washington, D.C., the Moon will enter the outer part of Earth's shadow at 5:51 a.m., but Johnston says it won't be all that noticeable.

Die-hard eclipse-watchers should head out at 3:51 a.m., when the Earth's penumbra, the partial shadow of our planet, begins crossing the moon's surface.

Then there's the moon eclipse, visible in the USA before sunrise on Wednesday, and in the Middle East, Asia, eastern Russia, Australia and New Zealand during the moonrise on Wednesday morning.

"The Earth has a much bigger shadow than the moon, so that's why lunar eclipses are a little more common". The moon doesn't change color, so please don't write letters to the editor venting your disappointment. However, it will set only a few minutes later, at 7:48 a.m., just as the sun rises. This is called a "blood moon". At New Moon, you might expect to see a solar eclipse, with the Moon blotting out the Sun. Pacific Time. At 4:51 a.m., totality will begin, with best viewing between about 5:00 and 6:00 a.m. local time.

The total eclipse will follow at 11.51pm and end at 1.07am.

Weather permitting, eclipse fans in Hawaii will experience the lunar eclipse from start to finish, as will skywatchers in Alaska, Australia and eastern Asia.

When something happens very rarely, we say it happens once in a blue moon.

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