Super blue blood moon eclipse 2018: What is a supermoon?

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The full moon on January 31 is the second of the month, the first being January 1.

There are two types of Blue Moon: first is Seasonal Blue Moon, it is known as the Fourth Full Moon in an astronomical season as opposed to the usual three Full Moons. That eclipse (the Earth moving between the moon and the sun) casts a reddish, blood-red hue on the moon which is where the blood part of this name arrives. According to, the penumbral eclipse will begin to be visible here in the Shuswap at 2:51 a.m. on the evening of Wednesday, January 31. The exact time of moonset depends on the western horizon - it will be earlier if there are hills or mountains to the west. Add to this a full eclipse, which we won't see in Houston but they will see in Hawaii, and you get a lunar eclipse of the blue supermoon! In the 1100 years between 1550 and 2650, there are 408 Seasonal Blue Moons and 456 Monthly Blue Moons. The super blue moon will pass through Earth's shadow to give viewers in the right location a total lunar eclipse.

There are no total solar eclipses this year, so this total lunar eclipse, which coincides with a supermoon and a blue moon, is truly the eclipse of the year. The moon appears larger when it is in extremely close proximity to earth's orbit, and therefore appears so much so bigger. At 5:29 a.m. the eclipse will reach the maximum stage with the moon closest to the centre of the shadow. The eclipse will peak around 6:30 a.m. MT until 7 a.m. MT when the moon will set, according to the statement.

In the event you aren't vacationing in Hawaii to see this on Wednesday, be comforted in that fact that we'll have another chance next January 21 to see a fully eclipsed super moon.

Noah Petro, a research scientist from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, said: "The supermoons are a great opportunity for people to start looking at the Moon, not just that once but every chance they have!"

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Amateur photographers should brace themselves on a vehicle or the side of a building to avoid a blurry picture, Honda said. "That'll make it a lot steadier". Blue and super and eclipsed, all at the same time?

The moonrise time in the Qatar sky that Wednesday is 5.17pm, while the moon's setting time on Thursday morning in 6.50am, QCH has explained.

"Again, you'll have more success if you can go to a high place with a clear view to the west", he said.

"Don't just think about shooting the moon in the sky", he said.

During the phenomenon, the full moon appears about 14 percent and 30 percent brighter that it would during regular full moons. "The difference in size is very hard for our eyes to discern, but the moon will probably be noticeably bright". This occurs when Earth is located directly between the sun and the moon.

I have peered at it through binoculars, telescopes and telephoto lenses.