Tuesday, January 30, 2018

NASA on the 'Super Blue Blood Moon'


Tomorrow night and morning, three astronomical phenomena involving the Earth's Moon will happen simultaneously, a super moon, a blue moon, and a blood moon.  NASA describes all three in Jan. 31, 2018 Super Blue Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse.

January 31 brings a lunar trifecta: the super blue blood Moon! Starting at 5:30 a.m. Eastern, NASA TV will offer a livestream of the Moon. This full moon is the third in a series of “supermoons,” when the Moon is closer to Earth in its orbit -- known as perigee -- and about 14 percent brighter than usual. It’s the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a “blue moon.” The super blue moon will pass through Earth’s shadow to give viewers in the right location a total lunar eclipse. While the Moon is in the Earth’s shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a “blood moon.”
This will be the last of a series of three supermoons as NASA explains in ScienceCasts: A Supermoon Trilogy.

A series of three supermoons will appear on the celestial stage on December 3, 2017, January 1, 2018, and January 31, 2018.
Happy viewing to those of my readers who can see the eclipse!

5 comments:

  1. I thought a "super blue blood moon" was when Donald Trump Jr bares his ass at you.....

    The eclipse is supposed to start a little before 3:00 AM here. Not sure whether I'll be able to see much, though. It's been cloudy lately.

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    1. LOL. As for watching the eclipse, you'll have to go to NASA.gov and watch a livestream. I woke up in time to see the eclipse start, but it was cloudy, so I couldn't see it either.

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  3. Read more super bule moon related news from www.yuvapress.com

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    1. On topic and truthful, so it stays. That written, most of the target page is in Hindi, so I don't know how useful it is for most of my readers.

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