Super blue moon lunar eclipse to take place January 31

The combination of three lunar phenomenon dubbed the Super Blue Blood Moon will be visible on Jan 31, 2018, between 7pm till midnight. Usually, every calendar month only has one full moon, but sometimes, a second one squeezes in.

It'll be your last chance to see a lunar eclipse until July 27th 2018, and with the fantastic combination of a supermoon, lunar eclipse, and blood moon (which hasn't happened for 150 years), we suggest you tune in.

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

"From 6.48pm, we should be able to see the partial eclipse of the Moon", he said. He said that the Grand Strand can see the partial eclipse beginning at 6:48 a.m. and that special eye protection is not required like during a solar eclipse. It is coincidental that the eclipse is happening when the moon is closest to the Earth making it seem bigger in size.

Each lunar cycle, the moon passes through perigee - the point in its elliptical orbit closest to Earth.

"If people are having to get up for work or school, or if they're willing to get up, then this is very democratic - anyone can just go outside and look for the moon".

Even with a clear horizon, which is rare in Tucson, the show ends at 7:20 a.m. when the moon sets.

What is a super blue blood moon, how can you view it in the United Kingdom and when was the last one seen?

Perhaps the most impressive (and visually noticeable) part of this lunar event is the fact that it's also a "blood" moon.

Total eclipse begins at 4:52 a.m.

India will get to see the January 31 lunar eclipse, a senior scientist told Indian daily newspaper The Economic Times.

The National Planetarium in a statement said several telescopes will be provided for observing the lunar eclipse.

Unlike solar eclipses, a lunar eclipse is not unsafe to watch and the eclipse may last for hours and be seen in many parts of the world. Full moons are typically.

There are usually a couple of lunar eclipses each year so if you do miss it this time around, the next one will happen on July 27 - though it won't be visible in North America.

Said Johnston, "I have always been fascinated by the night sky". "Light refracted through our atmosphere turns the lunar surface red, much like we see red sunsets", says "backyard astronomer" Gary Boyle. It will be visible before sunrise on 31 January from western North America, and because of the global date line, after sunset on 31 January from central and eastern Asia, Indonesia, New Zealand and most of Australia.

  • Joe Gonzales