Published: Wed, January 31, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

India To Witness The Super Blue Blood Moon 2018 on Jan 31

India To Witness The Super Blue Blood Moon 2018 on Jan 31

But this will also coincide with a super moon and a total lunar eclipse. The eclipse will peak around 6:15AM, which will allow about 15-30 minutes of viewing before the sun is up and the moon is no longer visible. Unfortunately, the moon will set at 7:20 a.m., meaning we miss the time from mid-eclipse through the moon coming out of the earth's shadow.

But obviously they're still pretty rare, and to make it doubly special for Seattleites, the best view for this once-in-152-year astronomical event will be the West Coast. The coverage will begin at 5:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday.

The moon in India on Jan 31, 2018, is expected to rise at 4:21 PM IST and set at 9:38 PM IST.

If you are residing in the United States, you can view the big, red moon like a fully grown rose in the early morning blue sky.

If the weather condition is excellent, then a citizen of Alaska, Australia, Eastern Asia and Hawaii can enjoy the whole lunar event process.

A celestial lunar trifecta will take place Wednesday morning January 31 here in Southern Idaho.

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By the modern definition, a "blue moon" is the second full moon in a month.

The next "blue moon" won't happen again until 2037.

A blue moon - the second of two full moons in the same calendar month - occurs once every two and a half years on an average. This will be the first of 2 blue moons this year, which is even rarer. That name comes from the reddish tint the moon takes when it passes through the earth's shadow during a lunar eclipse. Lunar eclipses during a supermoon happen rather regularly.

"I'm calling it the Super Bowl of moons", lunar scientist Noah Petro told the Associated Press on Monday from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. So, what is a Super Blue Blood Moon? The eclipse will end at 9.38 PM.

The eclipse is going to be very low in the sky to the west. Ellington recommends a clear west-northwest horizon for the best viewing.

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