RARE EVENT: Super Blue Blood Moon

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And it is also set to be a blood moon, the name given to the moon during a total lunar eclipse when it appears red in colour. Although no sunlight can directly reach the moon during a total eclipse, light still passes around the edges of the Earth's atmosphere and is subject to what HyperPhysics explains is Rayleigh scattering; since blue light scatters more than red light, the moon takes on a reddish cast.

A total lunar eclipse January 31 should be quite the show because it will also be a blue moon and a supermoon.

During the January 31 lunar eclipse, astronomers will point thermal cameras at the moon, using the Haleakala Observatory on the island of Maui in Hawaii, NASA said. People in Hawaii, Alaska and on the West Coast will have the best chance to view the eclipse in its entirety, weather permitting.

Like the Earth, half the moon is illuminated by the sun at any one time. Whether you're romantic or not, the "Super Blue Bloody Moon" is a phenomenon worth watching with your loved ones.

Starting Anew - According to Refinery 29, those of Wiccan faith consider any blood moon which occurs in October to be "a compelling time to build, to begin, to create" and also a good time to shed old habits. The first this month was the supermoon that ushered in the new year, making the blood moon 2018 the second of January 2018. Unlike a solar eclipse, which is only visible in certain places, a lunar eclipse can be seen everywhere.

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A supermoon happens when the full moon is at the closest point of its orbit to the Earth, which is also called the perigee, USA Today said.

The lunar eclipse will make it look red. The moon is fully in Earth's shadow.

What causes a lunar eclipse? The moon will begin to move into the umbra at around 3:48 a.m. PT, and totality-when the moon will appear red-will begin at 4:51 a.m. PT. Not as rare as you would think, blue moons happen once every two to three years. "However, one should be very careful as deep inner fears will surface during an eclipse", Roopesh R., Specialist in Spiritual Subjects, answered on being asked about the effects of the total lunar eclipse according to Western Astrology.

You can check if your nearest city will experience the eclipse using this interactive lunar eclipse model.

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