Eclipsed super moons aren't all that rare, but the total eclipse of a Blue Moon hasn't occurred since March 31, 1866.
So, what are a lunar eclipse, blue moon and supermoon?
During totality, when the moon is fully in shadow, the moon's northern limb will pass just south of the center of the Earth's shadow, darkening the moon's northern half more than its southern half. The peak of the blood moon eclipse is at about 6:30 a.m. local time, and the Moon will set shortly after 7 a.m.
The second full moon of a calendar month is always referred to as a blue moon. Generally, there is only one full moon in a calendar month. It's the first of two blue moons in 2018. A blue moon doesn't mean that the moon appears in blue colour, instead, it's a name given for its rarity. The last contact will happen at 9.38pm, when the moon is released from the penumbra of the Earth, signalling the end of the total lunar eclipse.Not only will the moon be in direct alignment with the Sun and at the closest point to the Earth, but it will also coincide with a total eclipse. "We think of them lasting a few days because they remain large in the sky, but there's an astronomical definition that fixes the full moon in time". Supermoon happens every 14 lunar months, and it appears for 3 months in a row.
A Google App Finds Your Museum Doppelgänger
Although Google launched the app and online page way back in 2016, the app didn't really gain steam until last weekend. IL has similar laws and is the only other state in which the Google Arts & Culture face-matching app doesn't work.
Johnston's delightful moon blog covers all the other names associated with this particular january 31 moon: the long night moon, the wolf moon, the snow moon, the ice moon, the old moon or the moon After yule.
"Because the moon's orbit is slightly tilted, most of the time the moon goes above or below the shadow of the Earth", Australian Astronomical Observatory astronomer Fred Watson explained in an Australia Geography interview.
The grand finale of events is a lunar eclipse.
Love to observe the Moon? But don't let the setting moon stop you from getting to see a good part of the eclipse.