Monday, 10 December, 2018

Super blue blood moon Okanagan pics

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Melinda Barton | 01 February, 2018, 03:26

It truly is a celestial triple threat! The last time this happened was in December 30, 1982. The moon will be a mere 356.565 kilometres from Earth. It's also the first time all three events have occurred over the 150 years. A total lunar eclipse - or blood moon for its reddish tinge - has the moon completely bathed in Earth's shadow.

But compounding the situation further than the possible cloud colour is that it can be hard to spot the moon when there is a lunar eclipse, Felhofer said. The totality of the moon will begin at 6:51 a.m. and that is when the moon will have a reddish color. The Red part comes from our Earth almost completely blocking the light that'd normally hit the Moon, thereby creating a red hue in the little light that does come through because of our atmosphere.

Qatar and some of the neighbouring countries will witness the first lunar eclipse of the year today, January 31.

Secondly, a supermoon is when the moon appears larger and brighter because it is closer to the earth than normal. It is just to refer the second full moon in a single month.

"There are three full moons between the winter solstice and the spring equinox (Jan 2, Jan 31 and March 2)".

Despite the name, though, the moon won't actually appear blue. The moon will enter the earth's path at 4:40 a.m. and the partial eclipse will begin at 5:48 a.m.

Finally, the "super" part of the super blue blood moon is probably the one that will make it most memorable. The eclipse is due to end before the moon rises in Irish skies at 5.15pm on Wednesday evening.

Awww... Did you miss it??

But gazers in Auckland were disappointed their view was blocked by cloud coverage.

Right now, the forecast is looking good, though. We have multiple space crafts that are orbiting the moon, but the one that is making the most revolutionary geologic observation is the lunar reconnaissance orbiter...

You are going to need a heavy jacket, though.