Why The Lunar Eclipse of 31 January Will Be Very Special?

The Super Blue Blood Moon is coming
This Lunar Eclipse is special

Although lunar eclipse is visible every year, this time it will be very special. The first lunar eclipse of this year will be on January 31, 2018. This Super moon is very special because it will grace the skies after 150 years. The moon will appear as orange and red on this day. This is why it is being called Super Blood & Blue Moon.

This time you will see Blood-moon and Blue-moon together in the sky. What is a blue moon, blood moon and super moon?

Have you ever wondered that what do these clumsy phrases really mean?

lunar eclipse diagram
Diagram- Image -Nasa

Super Moon:

Super Moon occurs when the distance between the moon and the earth decreases and the earth is in the middle of the sun and the moon. This is called Super Moon. In this situation the moon looks very big and bright.

Blue Moon:

In this situation, the full moon will also appear. But in this you will see blue light emerging on the lower surface of the Moon. It is called Blue Moon. It is believed that the next Blue Moon will be seen in the year 2028 and 2037.

Blood Moon:

At this stage, the earth’s shadow covers the whole moon. But still some rays of the sun reaches to the moon. When the sun rays fall on the moon, it appears red. Which is why it is called Blood Moon.

What is a lunar eclipse?

lunar eclipse
Source- The Weather Network

According to astronomy, when the earth comes between the Moon and the Sun, then the moon is eclipsed.

When the earth comes between the sun and the moon in such a way that the whole or part of the part of the moon is covered and the sun’s rays do not reach the moon. In such a situation, there is a lunar eclipse.

Today we are telling you some special things related to Super moon.

lunar eclipse shadow
Image- Internet

1. The lunar eclipse will begin at 4.21 pm and the complete lunar eclipse will end at 7.31 pm but partial lunar eclipse will continue till 8.41 and the lunar eclipse will end at 9.38 Pm. After January 31, 2018, it will be seen in 2028 and 2037.

  1. At the time of eclipse see the moon with binocular, the orange-colored moon will look very attractive.
  1. Moon/Chandra Eclipse can be easily seen from the high building.

4. This is happening after 152 years i.e. 31 March 1866.

Watch Video: Jan. 31, 2018 Super Blue Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse


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