Triple risk: 'Tremendous blue blood moon' to rise January 31

Here’s A Kindy Level Breakdown Of That ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ Event

By Melissa Mas

"I's the third in a series of 'supermoons, ' when the Moon is closer to Earth in its orbit - known as perigee - and about 14 percent brighter than usual, ' said NASA on its website".

"A blue moon is the second full moon in a month - the first one was on January 2 - and the blood moon is the lunar eclipse because it appears blood red in colour".

The sun, earth and moon will align with each other to bring about a blood moon.

If the weather gods co-operate, the "super blue blood moon" on January 31 is one of them.

As the upcoming full moon is the second in the month, it will also be called the blue moon.

The best viewing will be on the West Coast, Hawaii and Alaska.

By that time, however, the moon will already have set in the eastern time zone.

Stargazers living in the U.S. will be able to see the eclipse before sunrise on Wednesday, according to Nasa.

A rare lunar occurrence is set to be enjoyed by most of the world as eyes will turn to the skies when our moon becomes a Super Blue Blood Moon - for the first time in 150 years. East coast residents may still be able to see the blood moon, but it will not be as impressive due to the lack of darkness at the time of the event.

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. "Instead of this little, tiny shadow of the moon on the Earth, you have this big shadow of the Earth covering up the tiny moon". That's when the moon slides into the earth's shadow.

And even in the Earth's shadow, enough sunlight will pass through the atmosphere to illuminate the moon. "So if you live in Kansas City or Chicago, your best viewing will be from about 6:15-6:30 a.m", said Johnston.

The spectacle will hover less than 10 degrees above the western horizon at that time, which could make it hard to see if mountains are in your line of sight.

Greatest eclipse at 5:30 a.m.

Unlike with a solar eclipse (when the moon passes in front of the sun) you don't need any special equipment to view it. The next solar eclipse will be a partial eclipse on October 14, 2023.

If you've got a good imagination, the best view would be from the moon, he says. The totality phase ends about 6:05 a.m.

The challenge for central OH viewers will be two-fold: increasing high clouds during the pre-dawn hours on Wednesday, and the narrow window to view the partial lunar eclipse, locally.

This January's lunar eclipse will be visible at night in Asia, Australia, Pacific Ocean, and the West Coat of North America.

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