Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Rare Super Blue Blood Moon Tomorrow Morning

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Theresa Hayes | 30 January, 2018, 18:11

Thus, the term "super blue blood moon".

"It is estimated that that the moon will be 34% brighter and 14% bigger than its usual size and light", he maintained.

While the Moon is in the Earth's shadow, it will take on a reddish tint, known as a "blue moon". You'll have to get up before dawn, though.

Depending on where you live, you are in for quite the treat, something that has not been seen in over 150 years, as the Super Blue Blood Moon is almost upon us! "Blood" because it will take on a red hue while in the Earth's shadow, a total lunar eclipse.

A "Supermoon" is generally defined when the moon is slightly closer to the Earth in its orbit because that orbit is not a true flawless circle.

For those in the Brookings area, the moon will first enter the lighter part of the Earth's shadow, called the penumbra, at 4:51 a.m.

The climax of lunar eclipse in Pakistan will be at 18:31 Pakistan Time (PST), Dr Rasul said and added it will be visible at the moonrise in the country.

We're pretty excited about the Super Blue Blood Moon that should hopefully be visible in the wee hours of the morning tomorrow.

It may sound like the apocalypse is nigh, so let's break it down by its three parts: "super", "blue" and "blood". This year there was a full moon on January 1 and there will be another on January 31. The red and orange colors make it seem like blood.

"I think people really expect too much", Joseph said. The maximum eclipse, where the moon is in the center of Earth's shadow, will occur at 7:29 a.m. During Wednesday morning's event, the moon will continue to drop lower in the western sky as it prepares to set for the night.

As the sun rises, it will be harder to see the moon, she added.

The Sky Watchers Association of North Bengal (SWAN) will set up a camp in the premises of Ramkrishna Mission in Sahudangi for watching the lunar eclipse on Wednesday.