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Rowan Professor on Why Upcoming Super Blue Blood Moon Is So Super

Rowan Professor on Why Upcoming Super Blue Blood Moon Is So Super

That said, it does get confusing what with this moon and that moon; the supermoons and strawberry moons and black moons and you name it. Case in point, the second full moon of January 2018 will be a "super blue blood moon". This year the moon appears Super blue blood moon. On New Year's Day there was a "supermoon", a full moon when it is at its closest approach to the Earth. Blue moons typically occur every 2.5 - 2.7 years; however in 2018 we will be treated to a second blue moon on March 31.

We are less than a week away from a very rare Super Blue Blood Moon.

A guide to the total lunar eclipse. Harvest Moon The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest in date to the autumnal equinox; it is usually the September full moon that takes the title of Harvest Moon. For 77 minutes, the usually silvery moon will be covered with a blood-red/ochre shadow.

As is well known, the start and the end of the Hijric months depend on Moon's motion whether it completes one cycle approximately in every 29.5 days or not, and based on that the length of each Hijric month is decided. That is the reason it is called a "Blood Moon".

Totality starts at 5:52 a.m. when the moon is completely in the umbral shadow.

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A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon slides into the earth's shadow.- Gary Boyle

This first full moon of January is known as the wolf moon because it is recognized as the time to hear howling wolves. The gas molecules of Earth's atmosphere scatter bluer wavelengths of light from the sun, while redder wavelengths pass straight through.

But of course, it'll be once in a blue moon.

While these events are, in a sense, common in that they happen on a regular basis, all three happening at the same time is a much more rare occurrence.

"I'm always looking for any astronomical event to throw a party", said Heather Michalak, assistant director of Little Shop of Physics. In the Western Hemisphere, this will be the first time all three have coincided since 1866, more than a century and a half ago. The finishing parts of the eclipse take place after the moon sets. If you wake up after 7 a.m. you will miss it.

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