Breathtaking celestial experience - 'Super Blue Blood Moon'

Breathtaking celestial experience - 'Super Blue Blood Moon'

Breathtaking celestial experience - 'Super Blue Blood Moon'

On the night of Wednesday, January 31, 2018, skywatchers enjoyed a rare lunar event that combined three rare phenomena - a blue moon, a super moon and a total eclipse.

The moon's three modifiers - super, blue, blood - refer to a rare trifecta of phenomena, making it the third in a series of "super moons".

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The spectacular eclipse was witnessed and captured in many countries around the globe.

And it was the last time we have seen a super moon, a blue moon, and a lunar eclipse happen all at once.

"Did turn red a little bit as it was going into the eclipse", said Bodie.

"This coming full moon is unusual in that it is the second full moon of the month, when typically there is only one full moon per calendar month". This will not be visible from North America, but it will put on a show for much of the rest of the world.

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Many of you in Australia and eastern Asia got to see this during Wednesday evening, New York Times reported.

The space agency plans to provide a live stream of the moon from ground telescopes, throughout the eclipse.

Lastly, it is also the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a "Blue Moon".

According to NASA, the moon will be 223,068 miles from the Earth tonight, nearly 15,000 miles closer than average.

However as the total eclipse started at 6.21 pm, it could be seen by everybody from rooftops, street corners, highrise buildings and open field, Director (Research & Academics) M P Birla Planetarium, Debiprasad Duari told PTI here. And slowly the full disc of the moon became brighter.

"The red color during a lunar eclipse is very distinctive and it's a rare treat to be able to see a blood red Moon", said Brian Rachford, associate professor of physics at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

A man walks away under a security camera after taking pictures of the super blue moon from just outside the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

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