Sunday, 23 September, 2018

Year of the Moon

Partial lunar eclipse seen in Northern Colorado Partial lunar eclipse seen in Northern Colorado
Guillermo Lane | 05 January, 2018, 12:56

That doesn't actually mean it will look any different - but rather that it's the second time there's been a full moon in a month. The moon, however, does not appear blue during this occurrence.

There are traditional names like "wolf" or "harvest" for the first full moon of a month each year.

Unfortunately because of the location of the moon when the eclipse is set to occur, not everyone on the planet will be able to see it. This unusual phenomenon when a full moon is observed for the second time in a single month is known as Blue Moon and occurs every 2.7 years approximately.

Below, we provide a timetable for the main stages of the moon's passage through the Earth's shadow for six time zones - one for Hawaii (HST), one for Alaska (AKST) and four across the U.S and Canada: Pacific (PST), Mountain (MST), Central (CST) and Eastern (EST).

The last couple of months have seen some unusual evenings for the moon. Before 2017, there was an 8 percent partial eclipse on December 31, 2009, but, for a total eclipse of a Blue Moon, we have to go all the way back to March 31, 1866.

Oh, and just because we know you're wondering - no, a blue moon isn't blue.

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Described by Nasa as "the most super of the three supermoons this winter" that was "the biggest and brightest of 2018", it is the first of the two full moons in January.

Unfortunately, just looking at the sky on January 31 will not guarantee a view of the lunar eclipse.

Unlike the other two bits of the stunning lunar night, this part will only be visible to some parts of the world, since it depends on the alignment of the moon, sun and the Earth.

The full moon can appear as much as 14 percent larger in the sky and 30 percent brighter to the people's eyes than at minimum size and brightness.

Could this also be the year that commercial moon missions, with help from NASA, finally get off the ground?

"The moon will lose its brightness and take on an eerie, fainter-than-normal glow from the scant sunlight that makes its way through Earth's atmosphere", according to NASA. The "blood moon" is named for this color. On America's East Coast the eclipse will start coming into view at 5:51 a.m. and will give viewers in cities like NY only a small window to see the reddish moon. "But it's another great chance to watch the moon".

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