"For those in the Middle East, Asia, eastern Russia, Australia and New Zealand, the "super blue blood moon" can be seen during moonrise in the morning on the 31st". And if you're on the west coast, good news: you get to experience the entire thing.
31, sky watchers in the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii will be treated to a "super blue blood moon" eclipse. Mathematically, there are about 29.5 days between full moons, so a blue moon only occurs once every 2.7 years, according to astronomy and mathematics.
The name is given to the second full moon in a calendar month. The total eclipse, however, begins when the moon moves entirely into the direct shadow of the Earth, called the umbra. This astronomical occurance only occurs about once every two and a half years.
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To make sense of all the lunacy, we present some basic definitions of the various full moons.
It appears we have entered an era of moon near-hysteria, with each month bringing about a rush of excited stories detailing the unique charms of whatever full moon is in the works at the time. It can be best viewed through unaided eyes at a location that ensures a clear view to the eastern direction. "The moon does indeed turn reddish during the full eclipse-an effect of some sunlight passing through Earth's atmosphere getting scattered and bent".
First, the moon that morning will be a "supermoon," since it's occurring near a perigee, or a time in the moon's orbit when it is closest to the Earth. We'll actually have another blue moon in March; February won't have one at all.
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January of anno Domini two-thousand and eighteen will end beneath a serendipitous trifecta of lunar conditions last seen longer than a blue moon ago. Add it all up and you've got a Super Blue Moon!
"In general, perigee full moons can be up to 14 percent bigger than apogee full moons, and up to 30 percent brighter", Noble explained to Newsweek.
Lunar eclipses are when the moon passes into the Earth's shadow.
People farther west will see more of the eclipse.
A blood moon occurs when the Earth is directly between the Sun and the Moon. The light is red, says Petro, for the same reason that we see red sunrises and sunsets when the sun is low in the sky and its light is filtered through the atmosphere. All lunar eclipses are perfectly safe to watch from start to finish, so have at it with eyeballs, binoculars and telescope.
In Florida and for the rest of the East Coast, stargazers only will witness a partial eclipse. With that being said, the event is still very rare.
How can New Yorkers best increase their chances of seeing the super blue blood moon? "The moon is attractive nearly every night in nearly every phase, you don't have to wait for a "supermoon" or a "blue moon" to enjoy it", she said.