Super blue blood moon eclipse visible early Wednesday morning

January 30 14:38 2018

If you’re unable to see this stunning spectacle for yourself, then plugging in is a great alternative. Villanueva says the last time this happened was in 1982 and before that in 1884.

The eclipse will occur after sunrise (around 7:30 a.m. EST). Just as it has for billions of years, the full moon will be visible to everyone around the world, barring pesky clouds. As the full eclipse ends, it will lose its reddish hue and viewers will once again see a partially concealed moon. This year there was a full moon on January 1 and there will be another on January 31.

A supermoon refers to when the moon is closest to the earth, making it appear larger and approximately 14 percent brighter. Such an occurrence hasn’t happened in over a century, so mark your calendars for January 31 to avoid missing out on this rare celestial event. Pacific when the moon enters that pale shadow penumbra phase.

So, if you want to see this once-in-two-lifetimes event, make sure you are in a place without trees and the best view possible towards the western horizon.

Because our moon doesn’t orbit Earth in flawless circles, the size varies depending on its location around the planet.

The U.S. East Coast will be out of luck; the moon will be setting just as the eclipse gets started.

“If you can get up early in the morning, you might see something”.

SKYGAZERS can look forward to an “unusual” celestial event on Wednesday night when a Blue Moon rises in the sky for the first time since July 2015.

The lunar eclipse technically begins at 2:51 a.m. PST, when the moon will start to darken ahead of gradually turning an orange-red color a bit before 5 o’clock. This so-called “blood” moon also happens to be the second full moon of the month, earning it the additional label of a blue moon.

Noted astrophysicist and long-term Director of the BM Birla Science Centre, Hyderabad, BG Sidharth said this time the total lunar eclipse will be visible and can be seen from everywhere in India.

A live feed of the Moon will be available on NASA TV or NASA Live starting at 5:30 a.m.

The total lunar eclipsecould lead to slightly higher tides in rivers and seas that day but nothing very alarming, says Sidharth. Europe and most of Africa and South America also will pretty much miss the show.

A rare Super Blue Blood Moon will appear in the early morning sky of Jan. 31

Super blue blood moon eclipse visible early Wednesday morning
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