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Something wonderful will happen with the moon on Wednesday

30 January, 2018, 01:31 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • Here’s A Kindy Level Breakdown Of That ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ Event

"It's all three ... a super Blue Moon eclipse!" the website says. "Obviously, the farther west you go, the more likely you're going to be able to see it".

Neither a super-, blue or blood moon is overly rare, Aufdenberg said.

Supermoons occur when the full moon is at the closest point of its orbit to the Earth - its perigee. And, unlike a solar eclipse, no special glasses are required.

This type of eclipse occurs when the sun, earth and moon are aligned in a straight line and the earth is between the sun and the moon.

And unlike last year's solar eclipse that had everyone in a tizzy, this time you don't need special glasses or a long auto trip to take in the sky show.

Set the alarm to wake up Wednesday in time to see a rare site - the total eclipse of a blue supermoon.

"For the [continental] USA, the viewing will be best in the west", said Gordon Johnston, program executive and lunar blogger at Nasa. "The eclipse will be harder to see in the lightening pre-dawn sky, and the Moon will set after 7:00 a.m.as the Sun rises". "So we got a blue moon, we've got a total lunar eclipse which some people refer to as a blood moon, and then we also have it being a supermoon as well".

When a lunar eclipse happens, the moon appears to darken as it moves into Earth's shadow, which is called the umbra.

You won't want to miss this lunar eclipse because NASA says you'll have to wait nearly another year for the next opportunity in North America!

"Such a circumstance is called a Super Moon". Earlier than that the penumbral eclipse is occurring, which is a fairly dim shadow and so the moon will still look bright.

"Weather permitting, the West Coast, Alaska and Hawaii will have a spectacular view of totality from start to finish", said George Johnston, lunar blogger at NASA, in a press statement. After 150 years, the unique astronomical event will be seen from many countries including India, Russia, Australia, China and Thailand. The moon will also be closer to the earth on the day than usual as it is in a shorter orbit. The small amount of light that does get around the Earth will pass through the planet's atmosphere and cause the moon to appear to have a red or orangey color to it.

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