A Supermoon, Blue skies and a lunar eclipse will occur simultaneously.

Image: NASA. Image: NASA.

This lunar occasion is important since it’s happening after 150 decades. This type of celestial event last happened in 1866.

As per a previous report, the moon rotates in an elliptical orbit round the Earth. When it comes partly in the shadow of the planet, it is referred to as the penumbral phase. Shortly when it comes completely from the shadow of the Earth it’s referred to as the umbral phase.

This is followed closely by the Supermoon. When the moon is closest to the ground, which is referred to because of its perigee point, it’s called the Supermoon.

Lastly, once the moon, sun, and the ground come in a direct line, it is called full moon. Now, when two full moons happen in a gap of 29.5 days, in other words, in 1 month, it is called Blue Moon.

In 2018, a single full moon had happened on 1 January and the next is slotted to be about 31 January.

Since the lunar event is expected to take place during the evening, the moon won’t go into complete darkness, instead the light will be scattered and might appear reddish. Thus the title Blood Moon, for the way in which the moon will appear on 31 January.


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