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'Super Blue Blood Moon' is coming on January 31

Super blue blood moon promises extremely rare treat on January 31 Rebecca Naden Reuters
Guillermo Lane | 23 January, 2018, 01:56

On Jan. 31, there will be a lunar eclipse that involves the second full moon of the month, popularly referred to as a Blue Moon.

How rare is the event?

A UNIVERSITY of Southern Queensland astronomer has said a Super Blue Blood Moon that is set to light up skies around the world next week could easily be viewed from Toowoomba.

A supermoon happens when a full moon approximately coincides with the moon's perigee which it is closest to Earth.

Though the exact moment of this full moon is 8:37 a.m. ET Jan. 31, the moon will appear plenty full for a day or two before and after that.

If you miss the January 31 lunar eclipse, you'll have to wait nearly another year for the next opportunity in North America.

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Unfortunately, viewing the eclipse will be more hard in the Eastern Time Zone and will be the best to see out West, in the continental U.S. The eclipse begins at 5:51 AM ET, as the moon is about to set in the western sky, and the sky is getting lighter in the east.

Described as a lunar trifecta, the rare phenomenon occurs when three events happen at the same time; a blue moon, a super moon and a total lunar eclipse. Whatever the term, those on the West Coast of the U.S. will get the best show, notes USA Today.

"As for the next Super Blue Blood Moon, there's no definitive answer that I've been able to discover". "Folks in the eastern United States, where the eclipse will be partial, will have to get up in the morning to see it". The total lunar eclipse will be completely visible from 6.21pm to 7.37pm, spanning an hour and 16 minutes.

"It'll be about 14 per cent larger than a normal full moon in the night sky".

Eastern Canada will have a more hard time to view since the sun rises at that time.

While the Moon is in the Earth's shadow, it will take on a reddish tint, known as a "blue moon".

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